[drupal-devel] Why the object notation?
adrian at bryght.com
Fri Jul 29 04:58:03 UTC 2005
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i far prefer array's vs objects since you can much more simply step
through the elements.
I also like the definition of arrays over objects (think of the menu
arrays, and pretty soon the form arrays.)
On 28 Jul 2005, at 2:41 AM, vlado wrote:
>> I like what we have now:
>> An array when it is a recurring 'thing'. An object when that thing
>> is a single
>> wel... 'object'.
>> You don't want to iterated through all fields of a user, for they
>> have all
>> different kinds of functions. Hence it is an object. But a list of
>> associated with a node comes as an array. Because you will most
>> likely want
>> to iterate over it and perform the same action to each entry.
> I'm fine with this logic. We should probably put an explicit
> explanation somewhere in the
> docs, for example in the coding style guidelines. I think there is
> a tendency
> to use objects vs arrays for estetic reasons only, which makes no real
> sense IMO.
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