[development] Why do we avoid auto-incrementing db columns?

J-P Stacey jp.stacey at torchbox.com
Thu Apr 26 14:59:50 UTC 2007

Vivek Puri wrote:
>> questions of: should it work on PHP3? should Drupal
>> be more indulgent towards backwards-compatibility? 
> Its not matter of backward compatibility rather
> availability. Most shared hosting services only offer
> MyISAM. So do you think Drupal should ignore a
> majority of user who are forced to use MyISAM ?

No: sorry if it came across that way, but I don't think I implied that at 
all. I just wanted to raise the question in a wider context rather than 
answer it either way: I don't know the answer!

Best regards,

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