[development] relationships API vs i18n

Walt Daniels wdlists at optonline.net
Fri Nov 10 03:38:07 UTC 2006

Module sound dangerous to me. I can imagine two different modules that both
need a particular relationship. If it is already established that is ok. If
not, then they establish it with their module name. 

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Subject: Re: [development] relationships API vs i18n

On 9-Nov-06, at 10:14 PM, Angela Byron wrote:

> On 9-Nov-06, at 8:21 PM, Jeremy Epstein wrote:
>> It would be good to support relations between entities of any type, 
>> not just nodes. So instead, we could have:
>> CREATE TABLE relation (
>>  type char(12),
>>  id1 int,
>>  type1 char(12),
>>  id2 int,
>>  type2 char(12),
>>  weight int
>> );
> Would a "module" field here also be helpful, so you know which module 
> set the relation? And a "name" field perhaps? (maybe that's getting a 
> little too frilly ;))

Frilly, perhaps... but we've seen time and time again how tracking the
module that is "maintaining" the relationship can be *very* helpful (files
table anyone?) ... name is perhaps excessive, but personally I'd +1 it.
James Walker :: http://walkah.net/ :: xmpp:walkah at walkah.net

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