Weights are not the solution? Re: [development] altering an altered form

Vladimir Zlatanov vlado at dikini.net
Fri Jun 9 14:02:52 UTC 2006

> weights aer nothing more then another layer. 
> What if you alter an altered form, where the other one has a weight set? 
> weights don't really solve any issue, they just move the issue of conflicts 
> one level away. 
That is very true.

>   * roundtrips. A hook not only returns a value, but also a flag whether the 
> current hook call should be 
>   * Hook registration. Instead of looking around if a hook exists on each 
> pageload, all modules ....
Both are doable but they won't solve a major problem - non-deterministic
behaviour of the updates. There is a need for very strict discipline
what alters in what order, otherwise the results might not be what you

It is solvable, but is the added complexity going to be worth it?

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