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

Robert Douglass rob at robshouse.net
Wed Feb 22 16:55:11 UTC 2006

Khalid B wrote:

> If splitmode is not the only way of doing things (can't imagine it would
> be so for the time being), then we need an external file to do that part.

For what it is worth, I would like to see all of the help texts in a 
separate file. The case I often run into is that the texts chosen by 
module authors are inappropriate for a particular site I am building. 
The current "Drupal way" of fixing this is to turn on the locale.module, 
create a new version of English (en-US), disable the standard English, 
and translate the inappropriate texts from English to English. You can 
see how this is a horrible waste. I'd much rather have a texts file that 
extracted help and as much of the texts (if not all) as possible. This 
way, I could give the file to a non-tech person and say "fix it", with a 
  reasonably high chance of them not screwing it all up. I can't do that 
with the current system.

So while there are arguments for keeping the .file proliferation to a 
minimum, there are some good arguments to the contrary.


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