[development] views module

vlado vlado at dikini.net
Fri Dec 2 17:19:35 UTC 2005

On Fri, 2005-12-02 at 08:45 -0800, Earl Miles wrote:
> vlado wrote:
> >>I should also mention that vlado has been talking of doing another  
> >>listings api (for relations)
> > 
> > mmm, it's kind of done actually. It is part of the relations effort I'm putting in,
> > I just needed something to test the messed up stuff I got into :)
> > 
> > It is probably computationally more heavy-weight than the views module,
> > but it goes far further, although after having a brief look on the code,
> > we came up with some similar ideas. Which is good.

> I'm very interested in whether or not the relations module and the views module 
> can work together to accomplish what you want. Because the views module has an 
> API that lets other modules expose tables, this is important.
This is the base common idea I was talking about. the relations stuff I'm writing is
heavier that yours, since I'm trying to make a (nearly) catch all query
generator. Where the relations as in A relates to B is just one of the
possible outcomes. There is a lot of similarities in the code, from what
I gather. 

The current code at the moment can be seen at:
The code it is somewhat documented. It needs external documentation to
explain why I am doing this exactly this way.

You can find the status and the PLAN at

> Also, Robert Douglass contacted me recently about a relations module he is 
> writing as well. I think he's writing his for largely the same reason I'm 
> writing views: There is a need and impatience rules out. =)
Same reason here. I would love to concentrate the efforts with more
people. The end result will be better. I hope :)

I have uploaded the relations module to bryght's svn. I don't mind
doing this in drupal's cvs, but cvs is awkward with moving directories,
and this one is of sandbox quality at the moment.

Please, let's do this together. It will be faster and better. 


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