[development] Extend database abstraction layer,
to include table creation.
dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Sat May 13 22:44:59 UTC 2006
On 12 May 2006, at 17:50, Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:
>> Hundreds of books have been written about PHP and MySQL. As a
>> newbie, you can buy these books and understand what Drupal's MySQL
>> schemas mean.
> While that is true, most people don't buy these books. I think that
> Adrian's proposed scheme isn't harder to learn from scratch than
> the usual SQL queries. The only drawback is that when you learn
> plain SQL you can use it elsewhere too while you can't do so with
> Adrian's abstraction layer.
No. If no one would buy these books, there wouldn't be as many
>> I'm not saying that the database definition function is a bad
>> thing or that we should drop it on the floor. We have to
>> carefully evaluate whether the advantages (portability) outweight
>> the drawbacks (less developers).
> Any developer worth the name should be easily able to understand
> this scheme if he has prior knowledge of SQL. If he hasn't then it
> doesn't matter (to us) if he learns plain SQL or our db abstraction
No. If you believe that is true, then the following holds as well:
"Any developer worth the name should be easily able to understand
PostgreSQL if he has prior knowledge of (My)SQL".
Dries Buytaert :: http://www.buytaert.net/
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