[drupal-devel] settings inconsistencies

Chris Cook beerfan at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 18:20:39 UTC 2005

On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 13:47:06 +0100, Bèr Kessels <berdrupal at tiscali.be> wrote:
> I really don't understand you here.

I really don't understand what all the confusion is about either.

There is a big difference in requirements between a web application
and a desktop application. A web application must be tailored to load
as little code as possible for each "screen" to provide good
performance so loading everything into a core is undesirable. There
are also many server applications that load modules only when they are
needed (like Apache).

The ability for modules to extend other modules is the foundation of
Drupal. Otherwise, node.module would need to understand and handle
every input on the node creation form, from story text to file
attachments and image captchas. User's would no longer have the
ability to disable (or simply not install) the captcha module to
remove this functionality.

As Bèr suggested, perhaps you should provide some code which can
demonstrate a better approach.

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