[development] Request to remove some of my pages + ask confirmation for guidelines

David Metzler metzlerd at metzlerd.com
Fri Aug 28 14:09:25 UTC 2009

I don't have time to say much --- dashing off to work you know -- but  
thanks for the change in tone.  There is definitely some value in  
some of the handbook pages that were started.   Always nice to see  
new people drinking the drupal kool-aide, even if it takes awhile to  
come around too.

This brings me to a quick question about the culture (not technology)  
of  drupal development documentation.  One of the things some of us  
could have done in response was to actually edit the pages that were  
posted. In a wiki, this would be expected and encouraged, along with  
log notes on why the changes were made.

I realized when I was reading these pages, I could have done that.   
Would that have been considered good or bad manners in the drupal  

On Aug 28, 2009, at 12:18 AM, Jean-Michel Pouré wrote:

> Dear friends,
> First I would like to apologize for the flame-war about Drupal  
> sending a
> query returning 21.000 rows and computing it in PHP and then  
> escalating
> to Dries. I hope that my account will not be blocked and at the same
> time I admit it was an error to escalate.
> But understand that I had no other choice because my issue were being
> closed and my Drupal site was going to explode under load and I did  
> not
> know how to override this function. IMHO several Drupal users may have
> experienced several slowdows due to this SQL query.
> So let's end it with my apologies.
> On another front, I would like you to delete some of my pages,  
> which are
> crap and do not meet Drupal quality level:
> http://drupal.org/node/559986
> Was: PostgreSQL cast. Proved to be wrong. ::int was a no-op.
> http://drupal.org/node/559474
> Was: Replace whenever possible LEFT JOINs with INNER JOINs
> The reason is that I found 1 query in my database which executes  
> faster
> as an INNER JOIN. So you were right to point out there is no clear  
> rule.
> This assumption was made when discussed several years ago with a
> PostgreSQL core developer in an SQL submit. This is not the case in
> 100%, so let us the SQL planner decide.
> I will continue my work writing;
> http://drupal.org/node/555514
> I notice that sometimes the server is getting slow. I hope that this
> will not make my life miserable.
> I would like to use the name "MySQLism" to name some SQL extensions  
> used
> by MySQL. This is not a criticism. I treat both databases on the same
> level and will call PostgreSQLism such things in PostgreSQL. If you
> don't like, please tell me and I will not use such vocabulary.
> Kind regards,
> Jean-Michel

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