[drupal-devel] Why the object notation?

Adrian Rossouw 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  
>> terms
>> 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.
> Vlado

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