[development] Configurable content types in core

Bèr Kessels ber at webschuur.com
Wed Aug 9 11:23:29 UTC 2006

Op maandag 7 augustus 2006 12:18, schreef Dries Buytaert:
> Let's come up with a list of advantages and disadvantages of both  
> approaches?

And -for once- come up with a good database model (entity relation diagram) 
before  the code/patch?

If you want to do something this big good, your datamodel must be good. And to 
design a complex datamodel, simple PHP code won't cut it. 

Because of this, I have just put my initial thoughs online with the ERD. As I 
state in the small description, I am clueless when it comes t drawing such 
diagrams. :) 


Antoher point I'd like to make is that we should not rush this in, but maybe 
should make this is a coding session at the DrupalCON? Where we can design 
the datastructure first then code it, and then create a nice future-proof 
patch from it.

Thigs I'd liek to see, for example are 
 * hooks to alter field_instances (hook form alter-simplified)
 * hooks to alter field behaviour (should GoldMember see field X)
 * hooks to add fields to the field_types (library)
... etc. 

Prolly we can think of a lot more. And coming up with a good 
power/flexibity/performance balance requires thought, and a good route. Not 
some rushed in patch.

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