[development] Evil hack: admin/modules without memory restrictions

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Sat Jan 21 14:48:15 UTC 2006

> A better solution would be to make the .desc files optional (i.e. to
> be encouraged for use by all contrib modules), and to keep the
> 'admin/modules#description' but in hook_help for core modules. When
> loading the admin/modules page, Drupal can first look for a .desc file
> for each module, and if one is not found, then load the whole module
> file and call hook_help.


This a  path of least resistance appraoch.

In the future, we could change the .desc files to .info, and have a lot
more stuff in there (description, author, version, dependancies, ...etc.)

Right now, a .desc scheme for contrib will solve the memory issue and
avoid the need to load the module.

It can even be scripted to generate the .desc from the existing _help
now to give everyone a headstart.

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