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

Robert Douglass rob at robshouse.net
Wed Feb 22 16:56:12 UTC 2006

Dries Buytaert 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).
> 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:
>   http://php.net/parse_ini_file

In other words, PHP has already overloaded the .ini meaning for us.

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