[wp-hackers] SQLite support for WP

Roy Schestowitz r at schestowitz.com
Mon Oct 9 09:55:23 GMT 2006

___/ On Mon 09 Oct 2006 03:29:10 BST, [ Robert Deaton ] wrote : \___

> On 10/8/06, Doug Stewart <zamoose at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 10/8/06, Robin Adrianse <shorty114 at shorty114.net> wrote:
>>> I've used ADOdb a bit too and it's almost transparent, at least what I did
>>> with it.
>> Okay, given what has been discussed in re: ADOdb support, what
>> possible downsides are there to making WP rely upon ADO, with the
>> obvious exceptions of 1) reliance upon yet another outside package and
>> 2) potential performance concerns?
> Not potential. Definite.
> Size is another concern. Adodb would almost double the size of WP.
> Rewriting every query to work with Adodb, which means rewriting the
> whole method for which we handle dates, which is MySQL DATETIME
> reliant.
> Other possible concerns are upgrade path if this was to (for some
> unknown reason) ever make it into the core. Personally, I am -1 for
> adodb.

Since you mentioned upgrades, I guess plugins could be an issue
as well.   It would be nice  if an  abstraction  layer had been
there since day 1.

Best wishes,


Roy S. Schestowitz, Ph.D. Candidate in Medical Biophysics
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