[wp-hackers] Making WordPress database independent

Piyush Mishra me at piyushmishra.com
Mon Feb 7 18:58:52 UTC 2011

The good reasons(if any) for people to want to change to other dbms will
surely be overriden by the regex in the HyperDB implementation.

On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 12:23 AM, Brian Layman <wp-hackers at thecodecave.com>wrote:

> On 2/7/2011 1:35 PM, Piyush Mishra wrote:
>> Why not just take it to the point where we make a clean interface and
>> implement it in mysql and let the users write and share their
>> implementation
>> for other databases. with time and testing, we can choose to integrate the
>> more popular and stable ones?
>> btw wont using the db.php need making something close to having POT kinda
>> files for queries for dbmses which have different SQL (oracle can be a
>> good
>> example though am not sure if anyone will use it)
> Using a db.php drop-in is good enough for a proof of concept though isn't
> it? HyperDB is a good example of how do start this.  It extends wpdb and
> overrides db_connect:
> http://svn.wp-plugins.org/hyperdb/trunk/db.php
> Just swap in NewADOConnection for mysql_connect and Bob's your uncle.    Ok
> so you'll want to do more than that, but if the proof of concept spread like
> wildfire, there would be more people interested in coding a more closely
> integrated solution.
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