[development] 4.8/5.0: Modules, the install system, and directories

Theodore Serbinski tss24 at cornell.edu
Wed Feb 22 15:57:05 UTC 2006

On 2/22/06, Morbus Iff <morbus at disobey.com> wrote:
> Why an .ini file? The .ini extension *means* something (Windows .ini
> file) - is Drupal going to have full support of the .ini specification?
> If not, I'd rather use .help, and stick the module name, description,
> and all help docs in there too. If .help isn't generic enough (for the
> various metadata things you mention), then use .info. But .ini *means*
> something and it means we either support the .ini spec fully (ugh,
> really?) or overload the meaning (never a good thing).

Agreed. I think a *.info is the best bet. *.help seems to connote more
of a help file, rather than an about or meta file. Heck, even *.meta
would work too.

Regardless of the extension, having a file like this is key and I
think we can all agree on that.


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