[development] nodify.module idea: 'everything is a node'

FGM fgm at osinet.fr
Fri Jan 19 20:43:03 UTC 2007

Funnily enough, it's part of my 2007 wishes for Drupal
(http://plusvite.net/?c2e4e998), but I was seeing it as a more radical
change, in order to actually reduce code volume and API complexity: just
four generalized hooks (CRUD) could be used on each of these, instead of
having specific hooks like hook_user with sub-ops, hook_insert/delete...,
hook_taxonomy with sub-ops...

It would make our overall entity model more homogeneous, simpler, and
probably require less code overall than the current system, or than one
using a nodify module. But it's a fairly major restructuring that would
probably seriously break backwards compatibility.

Regarding pitfalls, the case of the category module, which brought this (and
more) to terms is certainly an interesting precedent. This module has had a
difficult start, IIRC.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nedjo Rogers" <nedjo at islandnet.com>
To: <development at drupal.org>
Sent: Friday, January 19, 2007 9:31 PM
Subject: [development] nodify.module idea: 'everything is a node'

> Questions:
> - does this approach sound useful?
> - who's working on something similar? better?
> - pitfalls?
> - anyone wanting to work on this?

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