[development] relationships API vs i18n

Arnab Nandi arnab at arnab.org
Fri Nov 10 07:53:50 UTC 2006

On 11/10/06, Dries Buytaert <dries.buytaert at gmail.com> wrote:
> Having simple, specialized
> tables (like the one above) is anything but a bad thing, IMO.

I completely agree with this; there is a tradeoff in keeping
specialized tables for high-volume tasks(e.g. taxonomy); and
low-volume, high variablity tasks("related to", "books", etc). But we
should not forget the latter case. For the latter case, having a new
table for each of these relationships (most of which are custom ones
anyway) is fairly overkill (since there will be ~10-20 tuples per
table, then).

The concept of relations is used for everything that's not high
volume, and does not deserve a special table. Think of it as a
"catchall" for all relations that are not treated specially.


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