[development] How many modules is too many?

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Fri Nov 23 08:40:19 UTC 2007

On Thursday 22 November 2007, Gábor Hojtsy wrote:
> On Nov 22, 2007 7:45 PM, Larry Garfield <larry at garfieldtech.com> wrote:
> > ... As of beta 3,
> > all core modules have been split up with the exception of locale, which
> > is already split in a somewhat bizarre way by putting all of its page
> > handlers into locale.inc.  I'm not certain it's worth refactoring that
> > when in beta 3 stage, when there wouldn't be any significant difference
> > in the amount of code that's loaded.  (Gabor, I defer to you on that
> > one.)
> I have commented on the issue with some immediate concerns, but none
> of the tools (my issues, issue search, etc) is good for people like me
> who comment on an enourmous amount of patches, so a direct patch URL
> would be nice :) Also, it needs some reroll, as we fixed quite some
> stuff around there, since it was submitted. I still think to complete
> the split, locale stuff would be great to move properly to
> modules/locale and only the really required include code left in
> includes, which that patch is up to do.
> Gabor

I was asking more in general terms rather than about the specific patch.  For 
locale, it would really just be code tidying, not a performance boost, so I 
wasn't sure if it was worth it in beta 3 state.  If you say yes, though, I'll 
see about redoing it.  (The last version of the patch sucked for various 

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