[development] Do not let postgresql hold back great patches
larry at garfieldtech.com
Mon Nov 12 01:58:28 UTC 2007
PDO will only abstract the API for us. It will not help us abstract query
syntax or solve the fact that there is no such thing as "SQL", just vaguely
similar languages called MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Oracle, etc.
On Sunday 11 November 2007, Ken Rickard wrote:
> I would agree with Khalid, actually. Having rock-solid code on a
> popular platform seems ideal, at least until something like PDO is
> ready to handle database abstraction for us.
> I only installed pgSQL to be a "responsible" module maintainer after
> my requests for pgSQL testers went unanswered.
> At work, we're entirely MySQL.
> - Ken Rickard
> On Nov 11, 2007 7:30 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Karoly Negyesi
> > --
> > Khalid M. Baheyeldin
> > 2bits.com
> > http://2bits.com
> > Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
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