[wp-hackers] GSoC Proposal: Multiple RDBMS support

Joseph Scott joseph at randomnetworks.com
Mon Mar 31 17:23:11 GMT 2008

On Mar 30, 2008, at 4:30 PM, Olexandr Melnyk wrote:

> I'm aware of two
> MySQLisms used by WordPress. One are fulltext indexes, which aren't
> really MySQL-specific, as I have pointed above, but have
> a more varying
> syntax for lookups among databases than other common SQL statements.
> Another are enum columns, which on other databases can be replaced by
> varchars with appropriate domains. Abstracting this shouldn't  
> affect any
> code, except for the table creation SQL dump.

Without suggesting that this is a good idea or not, another issue you  
are going to run into is DBs that use auto_increment style fields  
versus others that use sequences.  This makes how you get unique IDs  
when doing an insert a challenge.  Not impossible to over come, just  
something to be aware of.

Joseph Scott
joseph at randomnetworks.com

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