[development] $node namespace woes -- can we fix this in D6?

Josh Koenig josh at chapterthreellc.com
Wed May 30 06:49:20 UTC 2007

The standard Moshe is talking about is somewhat implied here at the  
bottom in the naming convention section:


It should probably be explicitly spelled-out though in terms of  
stuffing data into node objects and the like. I think putting it in  
doxygen is critical. I real api.drupal.org 100 times a day. Handbook  
maybe once a week. :)

I (heart) standards.


> On May 29, 2007, at 6:23 PM, Moshe Weitzman wrote:
>> thata the drupal convention, and IMO it works quite well.
> undocumented conventions that aren't expressed in the code of core  
> are worthless, IMHO.
>> Contrib modules are second class citizens and should always prefix  
>> their variables, form fields, node elements, etc.  this system  
>> works very well,  when you use it.
> so, you advocate "luck" as the solution to this problem. ;)  fair  
> enough.  however, if core doesn't do this itself, we have to  
> mention this in the developer docs, preferably in a few places like  
> the doxygen for nodeapi('load'), the drupal coding convetions, etc,  
> etc.  if that's really the only answer here, i'll volunteer to  
> submit the issue to the documentation queue...
> thanks,
> -derek
> p.s. project* was written by core maintainers, and has been doing  
> this wrong for over 5+ years.  if we can't trust the core  
> maintainer's own contribs to provide best practices for this, who  
> can we trust? ;)  hence the need for docs and vastly more awareness  
> of this problem by the rest of us 2nd class citizens.

Josh Koenig, Partner
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