[development] Table hook idea

Gordon Heydon gordon at heydon.com.au
Thu Nov 8 12:55:07 UTC 2007


Gerhard Killesreiter wrote:
> Earl Miles schrieb:
>> Gordon Heydon wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Once drupal 6 is out I am going to be continuing my development of
>>> merging theme(table) to the formapi. I have gotten the #pre_render into
>>> the formapi so that we can generate the table from a drupal_render().
>> I am really against merging theme('table') and formapi for two reasons:
>> 1) I've already written that theme('table') is harmful to themers, in
>> general. I want to see less use of it, not more.
>> 2) I feel very strongly that we do *too* much display-oriented work in
>> fapi and we need to do less. We need to separate that work, not combine
>> it more. Yes, we need to do it in such a way that we retain the power
>> that we have, but right now we are giving the module developer power at
>> the expense of the themer. This is a trend I am actively attempting to
>> reverse.
> I am fearing the performance implications...

Yes, that is on my mind as well. But I hope that it is no worse than the
the current system, but we will not know that until it is done.


> Cheers,
> 	Gerhard


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