[development] Do not let postgresql hold back great patches
kb at 2bits.com
Mon Nov 12 00:30:41 UTC 2007
On Nov 11, 2007 5:17 PM, Karoly Negyesi <karoly at negyesi.net> wrote:
> In my opinion, any patch should be committable to core once it works
> on mysql and has a decent hope (use common sense) to work on
> postgresql. Once it's committed those who care about postgresql, if
> they so want to, can test and if there is a need, fix it.
> Prime example: http://drupal.org/node/146466 this is the most
> important patch we have currently as it makes Drupal search speedy and
> nice. And it is more or less on hold just because noone is sure
> whether the postgresql update works or not.
I know many will not like what I will say, but I have to say it.
A prime example of where MySQL works fine to solve an issue with a few lines
is this issue http://drupal.org/node/83738. All the huge changes and jumping
through hoops is because of accomodating PostgreSQL
We introduced schema changes just because PostgreSQL cannot do case
insensitive matching by default, while MySQL works fine. For the sake of 5%
(or 1%) of the sites, we are increasing complexity.
> Karoly Negyesi
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
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