[development] Referential integrity -- finally?

Victor Kane victorkane at gmail.com
Sat Jan 20 11:56:07 UTC 2007

Referential integrity is good.
No doubt about it.
But the purchase of InnoDB by Oracle last year is worrying, if Drupal
is going to have any kind of dependence on that storage engine.
Of course Drupal should support all databases, but I would think twice
about creating dependencies upon commercial-only software (if InnoDB
became some kind of "standard" for modules...).


Victor Kane

On 1/19/07, Dries Buytaert <dries at buytaert.net> wrote:
> Hello world,
> Fact: Drupal 6 will finally drop support for MySQL 3.x.
> The good news is that we can _finally_ start caring about referential
> integrity.  As of MySQL 4, you can define foreign keys, and even
> though they don't actually work with MyISAM tables they would work
> with InnoDB tables.

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