[development] Extend database abstraction layer, to include table creation.

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Sat May 13 12:43:56 UTC 2006

Dries Buytaert wrote:

> For most of us eliminating the various SQL schemas makes perfect  
> sense.  After all, most of us are expert Drupal developers, and as  
> such, an incremental improvement is easy enough to deal with.   
> However, for new Drupal developers, who are not intimate with  
> Drupal's code, this just increases the barrier.
I sit on the fence regarding abstraction layers. But a quick comment 
about new Drupal developers.

The best thing for a newbie who has SQL experience (eg. me) is to have a 
plain english data dictionary where each table and field is described. 
Sure I can glean information from database.mysql, but its usefulness is 


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