[development] low hanging fruit for Drupal 6: variable defaults
kkaefer at gmail.com
Fri May 4 13:20:26 UTC 2007
> A possible solution could be to no longer support dynamic
> variables. In our running example, we'd then have to add a
> 'something' field to the node_type database table. However, for a
> number of use-cases this might be impractical. Then again, it
> might also prevent that people abuse the variables table as an easy
> storage system.
Where do we use dynamic variables in core except for the node type
settings storage (which (hopefully) gets tackled in http://drupal.org/
> 1. For convenience, we want a central place to define a variable's
> default value.
> 2. Out of necessity, we want a mechanism to let the locale system
> translate variables that have dynamic content shown on the UIs
> (i.e. the footer message).
1 is more or less a side effect of 2 and has not been the initial
Konstantin Käfer – http://kkaefer.com/
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