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

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 16:45:34 UTC 2006

> 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).

If we can use .ini-files, we should.  No need to invent our own file
format/parser.  PHP has built-in functionality to parse .ini-files:


Dries Buytaert :: http://buytaert.net/

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