mysql issue

Steve Alligood steve at
Wed Feb 8 16:41:16 MST 2012

On 2/8/12 4:16 PM, Steve Meyers wrote:
> MyISAM can do read-lock inserts (under certain conditions), so this is
> probably the area where it shines the most.  The point about indexes is
> especially true -- I've found that many developers like to add an index
> any time a query is a little slow, and I've seen lots of redundant and
> useless indexes on tables.

I had one programmer tell me that indexes are less painful than slow 
queries for customers, so we should always index everything and anything 
we can think of.

needless to say, he wasn't a very good programmer.

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