[development] Activate/Deactivate hooks for modules
dopry at thing.net
Tue Jan 17 16:55:59 UTC 2006
On Sun, 2006-01-15 at 10:28 -0800, Kieran Lal wrote:
> On Jan 15, 2006, at 9:47 AM, David Reed wrote:
> > I find my self longing for Activate and Deactivate hooks for
> > modules. These hooks would run only when the module is activated
> > or deactivated in the admin/modules form This would give module
> > developers a convenient place to run on-time setup code (e.g.
> > database setup) and a place to do cleanup once their module was
> > deactivated.
> > If there's interest I could create a patch for discussion. Is
> > there another easy way to accomplish these types of setup and
> > cleanup tasks?
> You probably want to talk to Vlado about his dependency system.
> I know his looking for folks to help build this into the grand
> install vision.
I second a hook_activate and hook_deactivate. I've wanted it for a
while. There is a lot of sanity checking that can be done on module
enable and disable that I think can have more benfit than just aiding an
installer module. (disabling permission modules restores default
permissions in a sane state. enabling forums after you've deleted their
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