PHP does not need Transactions

Posted by ads on Sunday, 2006-09-10
Posted in [Php]

Just stumbled about a curiosity: there are 82 functions in the current PostgreSQL part of PHP. Functions like pg_select(), which takes from you the burden of writing a SELECT ... FROM tablename or pg_delete(), pg_insert() and pg_update() which all does, what do you expect: SELECT, DELETE, INSERT or UPDATE, and do the error checking. There are even 7 different functions for getting your results back into PHP.

But there is no function for starting, committing or rolling back a transaction. It seems, the message about the usefulness of transaction has yet not reached the PHP developers. Not that I’m surprised, the standard PHP/MySQL user seems to have no need for transactions …

Categories: [Php]