[development] Time for a new chapter of an endless debate

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Mon Jul 3 07:28:09 UTC 2006

On 03 Jul 2006, at 05:42, Nick Lewis wrote:
> Maybe I'm alone here, but I think that moving to make drupal's code  
> more logical, consistent and predictable is a critical priority --  
> as high as usability, sexiness, ajaxitiviy,etc etc. Regardless of  
> there being no immediate benefits on the feature/performance level,  
> we should consider the value of having a platform that new  
> developers describe as "friendly, and intuitive".

You're not alone.  If you want to improve the developer experience,  
and lower the barrier to development, changing objects to arrays is  
hardly going to make a difference.  Instead, work on forms API 2.0,  
views API, CCK in core, etc.

Personally, I very much prefer to use objects, and to use arrays as  
containers of objects.  The 'everything has to be an array'-mantra is  
just awkward -- especially for new developers.

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

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