[wp-hackers] Re: Changing MySQL minimum version

Michael Gall michael at wakeless.net
Thu Nov 30 06:57:17 GMT 2006

Think of it as future proofing... People are going to be running on 5.0 and
5.1 anyway, why not let them get the full benefit of the subqueries, and the
guys on 4.1 just have the small performance hit when (and hopefully not
often) one is used.

On 11/30/06, Viper007Bond <viper at viper007bond.com> wrote:
> And even if it slower performing, slow performance for the occasional
> query
> is a lot better than none at all.
> > > Sub-queries are pretty rough in 4.1, they're really not fast until
> > > 5.0/5.1. It's just blog software, we don't really need anything that
> > fancy.
> >
> > I think we need the ability to exclude multiple categories, and if
> > subqueries is the fancy item we need to achieve that without a nasty,
> > nasty query, then I think we need it. And do you have benchmarks or a
> > quantifiable difference between the 4.1 and 5.x? A few minutes of
> > searching produced nothing on the subject.

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