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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

#1586 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Database enum('Y','N') and enum('YES','N') replaced with BOOLEAN

Reported by: J2000_ca Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: low
Severity: normal Version: 1.5.2
Component: Optimization Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


In the linkcategories, links, options there are both enum('Y','N') and enum('YES','N') and in posts ping_status might be better served as a boolean.

Change History (3)

#1 @markjaquith
13 years ago

This could break any plugins that access these directly...

#2 @J2000_ca
13 years ago

It will probably break all plugins that use add_option unless it is left acccepting yes and no for one version. What I would do is switch the database in 1.6 so anyone who directly has to change and make the method optionally use yes and no and then in 1.8 remove it.

#3 @mdawaffe
12 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

BOOLEAN was introduced in MySQL 4.1. WP only requires 3.23.

We could go to TINYINT, but I don't see any reason to. With these and markjaquith's above, I'm marking as wontfix. Reopen with further thoughts if necessary.

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