[development] theme/module name conflict

Ashraf Amayreh mistknight at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 09:19:52 UTC 2007

But enforcing it through code is the way to go. I frankly didn't see it as
evident at all. What I saw was that I added hook_block and everything just
went haywire without a warning or an error. Really didn't have the slightest
idea the theme was involved. After I found that out it was simply intuitive
of course.

On 4/26/07, Gabor Hojtsy <gabor at hojtsy.hu> wrote:
> Ashraf Amayreh wrote:
> > I ran into a very awkward bug today. I created a module and a theme for
> > a client, and naturally, this module contained customizations and the
> > theme was a custom made theme. I named the module and the theme with the
> > client's name. Let's say the client was named abc so I created an abc
> > module and an abc theme. When I implemented the abc_block hook I was
> > surprised to find that all blocks disappeared on all pages. Further
> > investigation into the core and I found that the culprit was the call to
> > theme('block') which mistakingly called abc_block thinking it was a
> > theme override function (rather than the hook it was).
> >
> > I was wondering if this issue has been addressed before. I can think of
> > three possible solutions:
> > 1. Make it a standard that no theme and module should be named the same
> > (weak solution)
> > 2. Change all theme('block') calls to something else so no chance of
> > conflict could occur
> > 3. Change the hook name so that it won't conflict with the theme call
> > 4. Any suggestions???
> >
> > Either 2 or 3 seem good enough to solve the problem. But I thought I'd
> > gouge some opinions before wasting time on a less-than-optimal patch.
> I did face the same module name and theme name problem a few years back
> with Drupal (I still prefer PHP based themes with that .theme extension,
> no PHPTemplate themes), so namespace clashing was evident. The solution
> is not to have the same named module and theme. :)
> Gabor
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