Forum OpenACS Development: Re: Cannot delete groups with segments and rels
15: Re: Cannot delete groups with segments and rels (response to 14)
Posted by Andrew Piskorski on 09/16/03 11:57 PM
Tammy, I'd say your intuition is right: All functionality needed to properly delete an object should be in the PL/SQL delete function for that object, not spread half and half between the PL/SQL and Tcl code. Some further evidence for this is that the group::delete Tcl proc appears to have an old comment dating from the original 2000 implementation, "Maybe the relational constraint deletion should be moved to the acs_group package..."
So I'd bet good money that the current situation with group::delete is a historical, path of least resistance accident ("well, it's ugly but this way I don't have to write a database upgrade script"), not the result of any careful design.