[development] Microsoft SQL Support added
weitzman at tejasa.com
Wed Sep 6 14:45:23 UTC 2006
> Unfortunately, it is indeed a hack. You change several sql queries. This
> will affect either the results and/or the performance.
there is a lot more great code than hack in that patch.
>> I know, that MS-SQL was supported in earlier versions and that you
>> decided to drop it.
> We dropped it because we lacked a maintainer.
right. i was the old maintainer but didn't have time nor need for ongoing
maintainence - perhaps you will volunteer to become the new maintainer.
> If you can work more on it and preferably avoid changing any queries in
> core I suggest that you create a contrib project for this. We can then
> evaluate the popularity of this and then include it in the release after
i suspect that it will be hard to do this without changing queries. even in
my version there were problems with the same 2 queries. it is OK to change
queries as long the meaning is unchanged. ideally, we change to a more
standards compliant query which is equally performing. it is OK to create
new DB functions like db_query_range(). if thats not possible, we should
switch on $db_type and issue differing queries for each.
ideally, you would also support 5.0. In addition to a few schema changes,
there needs to be a small install.mssql.inc
i agree that this makes sense as a contrib project for now.
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