[development] Let's kill $user->data
Greg Knaddison - GVS
Greg at GrowingVentureSolutions.com
Wed Nov 22 13:40:37 UTC 2006
On 11/22/06, Chris Johnson <cxjohnson at gmail.com> wrote:
> As much as I prefer to avoid serialized data when possible, there are cases
> where it makes sense. What is the general purpose of this move? What are
> the repercussions for modules which use this column in D6? Does core use
> this column?
Core profile module uses this column to store fields that are admin
only. This can lead to database inconsistency if you have a field
pulic for a while, then change it to admin only - the data stored when
it was public is in one table and the rest is in $user->data.
I don't know why that is the case, but it is. Presumably this would
get changed somehwere along the way with Karoly's proposal. That
makes more sense to me.
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