Fun MySQL fact of the day: the table is a lie

Over the course of the last several weeks, you may have caught me telling partial truths or using "weird" or inconsistent words when talking about MySQL and InnoDB. And now, before we move on to the rest of this week, it's time to clear a few things up.

Let's start with 3 fun facts (or harsh truths, depending on your world view):

Of course, "table", "index", and "row" are still useful terms, but when we're talking about how InnoDB works, we'll mostly want to stick to "indices" (of both the primary and secondary varietal) and "records".