[development] Why do we avoid auto-incrementing db columns?
Ezra B. Gildesgame
ezra at pingv.com
Wed Apr 25 14:29:54 UTC 2007
I happened to discuss this with Greg Knaddison yesterday.
MySQL 4 does not support auto-incrementing columns. I believe
Drupal.org uses MySQL 4, and one reason it has not been upgraded
could be to avoid complications caused by changes in the way
information, particularly international characters, are stored
between 4 and and later versions.
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On Apr 25, 2007, at 8:15 AM, Barry Jaspan wrote:
> Could someone either clue me in or point to a prior discussion about
> why Drupal avoids using auto-incrementing database columns? If it is
> database compatibility, which versions of which databases that we
> support do not have it?
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