[development] Default to InnoDB

David Strauss david at fourkitchens.com
Mon Jun 4 03:17:22 UTC 2007

Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
>     What do people think about using InnoDB as the default, 
> Big -1 from me. 
> We used to have Engine=MyISAM everywhere in the CREATE statements.
> We went thru an exercise to purge them all so that we are engine agnostic.

Yeah, but we didn't have a schema API then. Now, becaue we generate the
CREATE statements, we can do whatever we want. :-)

> An option at install time, such as a drop down list of engines that
> are supported on the server, and selecting one is more appropriate.
> It will require preg stuff to change the engine. Or using the new
> schema, we can add that more elegantly (not sure how hard would
> it be, but can't be that hard).

It would be quite elegant because we generate all the CREATE statements
from scratch with schema API. No preg_replace required.

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