[development] One-to-one tables considered harmful

David Strauss david at fourkitchens.com
Mon Jun 4 07:09:01 UTC 2007

Karthik wrote:
>> The schema for Drupal core is not modular and never has been (at least
>> looking back to 4.7).
> How so? Offhand, in terms of optional components, I can only think of
> the unfortunate existence of the comment field in the node table.

Drupal's schema is managed by system.module, even for optional core
modules. There's a bit of change in Drupal 6 to move some schema to
other core, required modules, but the overall core schema is monolithic,
not modular.

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