[drupal-devel] [feature] Module enabling/initialization hook for initial setup

nedjo drupal-devel at drupal.org
Mon Sep 12 17:21:35 UTC 2005

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 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    module system
 Category:     feature requests
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  Anonymous
 Reported by:  nedjo
 Updated by:   nedjo
 Status:       patch (code needs review)
 Attachment:   http://drupal.org/files/issues/module_enable_hook.patch (1.05 KB)

A module often has some one-time setup initialization to do, some of
which can be easily automated (e.g., set a system variable), some of
which may require site admin input.  But there's no available method to
detect and act on module enabling.

So the attached patch implements one possible approach: a new _enable()
hook, that would be called when a module is enabled.

I suppose an alternate approach would be simply to redirect to the
module's setting's page, if available; but, because multiple modules
can be enabled at the same time, that might be impractical.

I know, three days before code freeze is not the best time to be
bringing up new proposed hooks!  I'll be happy to wait until next cycle
to work the idea through.


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