[development] Being noisy on installation...

David Metzler metzlerd at metzlerd.com
Fri Apr 11 04:06:52 UTC 2008

I realize that this is slightly off topic, but having run into  
situations where I wanted to suppress the messages, I simply called  
drupal_get_message and reset the message queue.

Perhaps these calls could be added to the profiile installations as  
well as drupal_execute to make sure that these messages don't  
interfere with the automated processes.

Anyway it's worked for me in the past, so I thought I'd mention it  
incase it just hadn't been thought of yet.


On Apr 10, 2008, at 8:06 PM, Jeff Eaton wrote:

> I'm also opposed to this -- vigorously. Having built a number of  
> custom profiles and related solutions for clients, it is a *pain*  
> to have those modules splattering their messages all over during a  
> carefully managed process.
> chx and I actually tried to get drupal_set_message() moved out of  
> submit handlers as well, so that automated form processing wouldn't  
> do the same thing, but we ran out of time to push through minor  
> features like that.
> --Jeff
> On Apr 11, 2008, at 12:28 PM, Morbus Iff wrote:
>> and saw one of my personal pet peeves jump out: "Even if your  
>> module doesn't have need of a hook_install function, it's nice to  
>> Display a note confiriming that the module is installed and ready  
>> for action." Core doesn't do it at all and, as far as I can tell,  
>> it originated with Views (which most folks take as an admonition  
>> that It's Right).
>> Thoughts from the peanut gallery? At first blush, I'm horrifically  
>> opposed to it, because I think we have enough to worry about then  
>> reading /successful/ messages - I'd much rather Drupal interrupt  
>> me when something /bad/ has happened, not when something I / 
>> expect/ to happen actually happened. But, playing my own devil's  
>> advocate, I could say that "well, there's precedence already - we  
>> always inform the user when something has been created, updated,  
>> or deleted successfully".

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