[development] Referential integrity -- finally?

Karoly Negyesi karoly at negyesi.net
Sat Jan 20 14:28:31 UTC 2007

Noone said we want to depend on InnoDB. Noone. Ever. And noone. Ever. Will. (In private mail, please mail me the thought process how you managed to arrive to this assumption from Dries' mail.)



> 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...).
> saludos,
> Victor Kane
> http://awebfactory.com.ar
> 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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