.distinct() + ordering/order_by() is a problem even without related models
|Reported by:||Xof||Owned by:||nobody|
|Has patch:||no||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
The documentation at http://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.2/ref/models/querysets/#distinct implies that using .distinct() with ordering (which can come from either the Meta value or the .order_by() call on the QuerySet) is only an issue if you are querying across related models, but that's not true; it can bite you even if you are staying within the same model. A rewrite of the note in question is probably in order.