[drupal-devel] unlimited comments displayed on drupal.org is a hack?

Morbus Iff morbus at disobey.com
Thu Jan 27 14:00:18 UTC 2005

> Would the 0 special number be fine to signal an unlimited number? Or to 
> put differently: is it desired that users be able to disable comment 
> display (by setting their comment dislay number to 0), or is 0 free to 
> take to use as a special number for 'unlimited'? Just collecting 
> information to form a patch :)

Hrm. Well, if we want both functionality, I'd propose:

  -1: display all, no paging.
   0: display no comments at all.

In the long run, I think that EVEN if your patch DOESN'T address "no 
comments at all", and EVEN if everyone on here says "No, we'll never want 
no comments", I STILL think -1 is better for unlimited. By itself, "0" 
OoOozes "display none", not "display all", and if a -1 makes people go 
"hmm. that's an odd value, wander what that me... ah!" then, the code'll 
be better for it.

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