[wp-hackers] Porting Wordpress to PostgreSQL

Bonfilla pacella at gmail.com
Fri May 5 14:05:25 GMT 2006

Alex King-3 wrote:
> On Mar 23, 2006, at 6:44 PM, Robert Deaton wrote:
>> On 3/23/06, Andrew Krespanis <leftjustified at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 3/24/06, Martin <mgonzo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I would be very willing to contribute some time to this effort,  
>>>> by writing
>>>> SQL, PHP code and/or documentation.
>>> Sweet, that's two of us onboard for an adoDB port... or do you have
>>> reasons to recommend PEAR:DB instead?
>> The one warning I'll give you about adding adoDB to WP at all, is the
>> speed. Well over half of the CPU time that WP spends while loading
>> pages are actually PHP's lexical scanner parsing the thousands of line
>> of source code which are included on every page and compiling the byte
>> code from that. Imagine adding adodb to that, without a byte code
>> cache, the load of adodb, and you've just made WP a server killer ;-)
> I recently ported my Tasks Pro/Tasks software (the code is ~25,000  
> lines, excluding language files and external libraries like ADOdb,  
> etc.) to ADOdb, the page load time changed by ~.02 seconds (without  
> using the compiled extension). For me, gaining PostgreSQL and MS SQL  
> server support for .02 seconds per page was a pretty good trade off.
> Also, not all ADOdb code is loaded at run time - only (well, mostly)  
> the stuff you need.
> Cheers,
> --Alex King
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> Unfortunately, I'm not able to contribute to this effort, but I would be a
> very happy end-user if ADOdb support were implemented. I'm posting here to
> see if this effort has been abandoned. The initial thread seemed to have
> generated some interest and indicated follow up steps, but I can't seem to
> find any indication that things have progressed.
> Thanks,
> Bonfilla
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