[wp-hackers] Patch to allow nested comments

Matt Mullenweg m at mullenweg.com
Sat Sep 2 19:04:17 GMT 2006

Mark Jaquith wrote:
> Much in the same way, there is also a post_comment_filtered column in 
> the posts table.  WP has never used it, but it can (and has) been used 
> by plugin authors to store rendered versions of post content (after the 
> curly quotes and paragraphing and whatever filters you have running on 
> the_content... same way TextPattern stores both raw and 
> textile2-processed text).

The story there is I thought most of the page overhead was in the 
regular expressions of autop, etc so I thought that just reading the 
post text directly out of the DB would be faster, if less flexible.

The change was so small it was unmeasurable. It's a good example of why 
when tweaking performance it's critical to know where the actual 
bottlenecks are before getting your hands dirty. Premature optimization 
is the root of all evil.

Matt Mullenweg
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