On Tue, Mar 14, 2000 at 06:28:00PM +0000, John P. Looney wrote:
> Not all features slow stuff down. Just turning off an autocommit
> mechanism would get around anything that transactions would slow things
> down, and surely outer joins would only affect performance when used.
AFAIR Monty/TCX are on record as saying that implementing transactions would
require a file structure different from the current one, which is apparently
a large part of MySQL's speed.
> I reckon MySQL is just fast because it's well-written, not because it's
> low on features.
It seems that it's a bit of both.
Niall O Broin
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