Comments have an
edit_count field, why is this field not included with Question and Answer responses?
edit_count field has limited utility on a comment where, lacking revisions and a very short editable window, really would be better represented by a boolean value.
On the other hand, an integer
edit_count field on a question or answer (revision count) would provide an interesting metric on the post without the need to query for revisions, which as anyone who has done so knows, is an excruciatingly slow process and I am sure that the servers don't like it much either.
It seems that comments, questions and answers are all 'post' objects and as such are likely derived from the same table which contains an
I suggest that
edit_count should be included on all posts.