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Re: (SoC) SQL storage option for libsvn_fs_base

From: John Peacock <jpeacock_at_rowman.com>
Date: 2005-06-14 19:05:12 CEST

Charles Bailey wrote:
> Granting that the details of connecting to the DB and SQL extensions
> differ, it'd be nice if a prototypical SQL backend tried to stay as
> general as possible (e.g. sequences are available in most
> commonly-used RDBs, but table inheritance isn't), to make it more
> possible to port the result from Postgres to, say, MySQL.

That's part of avoiding premature optimization. Any initial SQL backend
should have a very-low-level layer which deals with actually
communicating with the database and a slightly-higher-level layer which
performs as generic a SQL query as possible (no proprietary extensions).
  Only when the first pass is complete will it [hopefully] become
obvious whether or not performance issues require use of DB specific

My $0.02...


John Peacock
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