[development] One-to-one tables considered harmful

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Tue Jun 5 16:48:16 UTC 2007

Robert Douglass wrote:
> Not many people are addressing David's actual technical argument about 
> sorting and writing temporary tables and file sorting. So far his 
> argument has made perfect sense to me, and I would not begrudge seeing a 
> comment count column in the node table. I am glad Dries sees this as well.

I spoke with David a little bit about this via IRC. I did offer an alternate 
solution, but he wasn't too thrilled with it. (Which is, instead of combining 
the tables, the 1::1 table reflects the data we'll be filtering on. Which in 
the case of tracker query turns out to be just status = 0).

It does have other problems though, and I can see why we might not want to do that.

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