[development] Referential integrity -- finally?
Earnest Berry III
earnest.berry at gmail.com
Tue Jan 23 19:49:14 UTC 2007
Yes. Little to 0 abstraction at the DML level. I don't think anyone was
thinking that though. Was anyone considering abstraction DML statements?
Khalid B wrote:
> When it comes to abstraction, one has to differentiate between two things.
> When it comes to DML (Data manipulation language, such as INSERT,
> SELECT, UPDATE, ...etc.) abstraction normally becomes a lowest common
> denominator and performance may suffer.
> For DDL (Data definition language, such as CREATE), there is no
> standard for column types and syntax, and hence abstraction buys us
> portability. Sites that need tuning ( e.g. adding an index, ..etc.)
> will do so regardless of whether we do abstraction or not.
> Therefore, I am opposed to too much abstraction in DML, but happy with
> abstraction, as suggested by Adrian in the issue mentioned, for DDL.
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