[development] Switching themes in modules

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 21:59:08 UTC 2006

On 22 Jun 2006, at 21:38, Bèr Kessels wrote:
>> In the link above, he already answers that question: "This module can
>> provide a lightweight solution to taxonomy_theme.module or  
>> sections.module
>> if you only want to switch to a single different theme based on  
>> URL paths."
> I read that. Still I see no difference. Sections is very small. The  
> amount of
> code in both modules is not much different.
> Don't get me wrong: I am all for choice. But two modules that do  
> almost
> exactly the same, in almost exactly the same way, with almost the  
> exact same
> code are IMO a waste of time.

Is that why you forked core's upload.module ? ;-)

> It is hard enough to find any modules as it is, let alone if for  
> all modules
> there are two, three four alternatives that have the EXACT same  
> problems and
> appear to do the exact same. The lightweight module, moreover, has  
> the same
> issue as sections module, why it cannot be released, namely the  
> fact that
> 4.7's per-theme blocks are a PIAS when switching. If that person  
> wouldve
> spent time on a solution for that instead, we would have had one  
> module that
> actually works by now. Instead of two that are useless because of some
> critical issue.

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