[development] Modules: The Hit List

Mark Fredrickson mark.m.fredrickson at gmail.com
Sat Jul 8 17:42:13 UTC 2006

I know there is a general distaste for 3rd party libraries, but is
there any interest in building on the work of an exisiting RSS/Atom
parser? For example:


The problem that I've seen with most GPL'd parsers is that they are
classes, which is certainly not the "drupal way."

Any recommendations? Any thoughts? Or should we just keep the homebrew solution?


On 7/8/06, Earl Miles <merlin at logrus.com> wrote:
> Mark Fredrickson wrote:
> >
> > Let's ignore the front-end issue for now. Can we get a feed.inc? For
> > starters it can just pull out the feed parsing from aggegrator - but
> > it would be nice if it could also provide some feed generation
> > features. eg. create_feed(array($node1, $node2, $node3));
> >
> > I'll take a crack at it if people think it is worthwhile.
> Personally, I do think it's worthwhile; this wouldn't *remove* aggregator from
> core (and in fact, I'd probably actually keep aggregator, just with most of it
> moved to feed.inc and then aggregator.module kept as a simple implementation of
> it) allowing contrib modules to utilize feed.inc and add fancy bells and whistles.

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