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