[development] Do not let postgresql hold back great patches
gkappel at herrspacific.com
Mon Nov 12 02:14:30 UTC 2007
I would think this is a slippery slope, making sure a patch work against
at least 2 db backends in a reasonable way is an important indication of
Larry Garfield wrote:
> 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.
>>>> Karoly Negyesi
>>> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
>>> Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
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