[development] Database / SQL future thoughts

Bertrand Mansion drupal at mamasam.net
Tue May 5 21:49:36 UTC 2009

On Tue, May 5, 2009 at 10:55 PM, Earl Miles <merlin at logrus.com> wrote:
> Bertrand Mansion wrote:
>> Actually, "views" are inside the database:
>> http://wiki.apache.org/couchdb/Introduction_to_CouchDB_views
>> For example, the Views module would create views in the database
>> directly, instead of storing SQL queries in a table and executing them
>> later. That's more logical.
> That's only more logical if you don't actually know what Views does. Views
> SQL is not generated ahead of time and then just run on demand, it is
> created as needed based upon the data available. Quite an amount of that
> data can change at runtime.

Yes, it is more logical to have views inside the database, because it
is a database feature, than to store chunks of SQL and serialized PHP
in a database table... I guess you haven't thought about what you
posted before you posted it.

Obviously, it is an habit for people to be insulting here.

Bertrand Mansion

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