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Re: PHP is the scourge

Dave Rolsky
December 7, 2004 11:42
Re: PHP is the scourge
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On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, Richard Dice wrote:

> Dave,
>> I think it does an ok job, but that's not really it's goal.  I also don't 
>> think this is super important.  You pick a particular DBMS because you 
>> think it's the right tool for the job.  Only in a few rare cases (apps 
>> written for wide distribution) is there any reason to consider portability 
>> across DBMS backends.
> Good point.
> From a framework author's point of view, the framework should be able to work 
> with whatever database the app developer deems to be the correct one for 
> their situation.  (I believe this is just the logical extension to what you 
> were saying.)

Yep, pretty much.  So-called "database independence" is something sought 
our by people who don't know much about databases, IMO.  If you're just 
treating your SQL DBMS like a filesystem or "object store", you're missing 
out on all the power the DBMS can provide if you actually use it properly.


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