[development] Extend database abstraction layer,
larry at garfieldtech.com
Sun May 14 06:42:05 UTC 2006
On Saturday 13 May 2006 12:06, Khalid B wrote:
> His main points are:
> 1. With abstraction layers, performance cannot be gained.
Depends on your performance measurement. Abstraction layers are not about
improving system performance; they're about improving developer performance.
We could make Drupal a hundred times faster if we recoded it in hand-tweaked
x86 assembler. It would take us a few years to get something even get
something marginally useful, but it would be faster because we'd have
eliminated a dozen abstraction layers! (PHP, C, SQL, etc.) I'd rather burn
a few cycles than a few days or weeks of my time. Hardware costs less than I
> 2. Changing databases is never easy for a large site.
Depends on your codebase, and if you planned ahead.
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