[OSM-dev] Rantings about API 0.6

Raphaël Jacquot sxpert at sxpert.org
Wed Feb 11 11:11:38 GMT 2009

Frederik Ramm wrote:
> Hi,
> Iván Sánchez Ortega wrote:
>> I just finished coding a bulk importer which interfaces directly to the MySQL 
>> DB instead of interfacing to the API.
> Well then I say let's just politely ask TomH to open up the MySQL TCP 
> port for public access and create user accounts for us all, and off we 
> go with factor 13 speed. I'm sure everyone will be pleased ;-)
> Jokes aside, does your bulk importer also implement populating the 
> history tables, making sure that every node referenced by a way (and 
> every node/way/relation referenced by a relation) actually exists, and 
> all these totally useless integrity constraints?

all this should be mostly handled by the db server with appropriate 
foreign key constraints, not by the application code

> Bye
> Frederik

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