[development] Re: [consulting] Module to view/edit module weights

Barry Jaspan barry at jaspan.org
Fri Jun 16 18:27:09 UTC 2006

>There was criticism about weights in the past (I think it was 
>Ber?).  However, I think the lack of an interface to manipulate the 
>underlying data
>structure was the main objection to this.

I think there are credible reasons to dislike the module weight 
system even with an interface for manipulating the weights; namely, 
it can get fairly complicated to maintain especially if modules 
attempt to change their weight  automatically.  I'm not convinced 
that the obvious alternative (an order dependency tree) will not have 
its own set of problems, however.

To put it another way: I developed moduleweight simply because Drupal 
4.7 uses module weights and I needed an interface to change them, not 
as an attempt to make them a more or less permanent feature.


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