[development] Extend database abstraction layer, to includetablecreation.

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Sun May 14 16:59:23 UTC 2006

> > If we realize that we can no longer optimize for a specific engine
> > without losing
> > portability,
> What's wrong with doing :
> db_create_table('blah' // etc.
> if ($globals['db_type'] == 'type') {
>    // optimise the table for that db type.
> }
> It's still a lot less code than duplicating every single line of
> every single schema
> for every single db type.
> When we look at our usage patterns up to now, that ends up being the
> exception and not the rule.

Nothing wrong with that. And that enforces my point that there is no
practical absolute abstraction.

If a PostgreSQL guy writes this and does not bother with writing a MySQL
part, then that piece of code is now PostgreSQL specific and no longer

As I said, nothing wrong with that AS LONG AS WE REALIZE that by
allowing this, we wander off  into engine specific code again ...

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