[development] when we run out of characters

Chris Johnson chris at tinpixel.com
Wed May 17 15:41:16 UTC 2006

Jeremy Epstein wrote:
> On 5/17/06, Earl Miles <merlin at logrus.com> wrote:

>> > Jeremy Epstein wrote:
>> >
>> >> Let's just turn every module into a static class, and change the whole
>> >> hook system to call namespace-contained methods rather than plain
>> >> functions.

>> That may be a joke, but it isn't actually that horrible of an idea. I 
>> realize
>> people'd never go for it but it *does* solve the namespace issue nicely.
> Last year, I was crazy enough (and coerced enough) to write an OO fork
> of Drupal. You can look at the code, and read my conclusions about
> this experiment, if you want:
> http://drupal.org/node/37939

I don't know about making all of Drupal OO, but it seems straight-forward and 
simple to make all the hook calls be method calls, and each module be a class. 
  That solves our namespace problem once and for all, and really makes very 
little structural change to Drupal.

I may just look into it.


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