[development] Making blocks from some setting in Drupal 7?
weitzman at tejasa.com
Sat Feb 23 20:59:09 UTC 2008
Noone *likes* having function calls there. It is just a necessity if
you don't want to render and query and do all kinds of work that will
never be emitted on the page. So please try to come up with an
alternative instead of voicing an aestetic objection that is shared by
Theme engines that don't allow function calls in the template are free
to organize themselves as they wish and thus just pass variables like
we do today.
On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 3:17 PM, Larry Garfield <larry at garfieldtech.com> wrote:
> That's also the original logic behind the component module:
> That said, -1 to putting function calls directly in the template. They're not
> portable to other template engines other than PHPTemplate. That's also
> putting too much logic into a template, where it belongs in a theme/template
> (preprocess) function.
> On Saturday 23 February 2008, David Metzler wrote:
> > Yep, I used something similar to this used to be possible in 4.7 and
> > I used it to create a region and put it in into a panel using Panels
> > so that I could still use block subscription and fole filtering logic
> > etc within a panel.
> > For some reason it quit working in 4.7 most likely because I was
> > causing some system internal that shouldn't have been done.
> > Love to see this supported.
> > On Feb 22, 2008, at 5:20 AM, Gábor Hojtsy wrote:
> > > On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 8:20 PM, Earl Miles <merlin at logrus.com> wrote:
> > >> Gábor Hojtsy wrote:
> > >>> What do you think?
> > >>
> > >> My one concern here is that because the block system is push, not
> > >> pull,
> > >> all blocks in all regions are always generated, regardless of
> > >> whether
> > >> the page needs them. That means we run the risk of degrading
> > >> performance
> > >> by generating a whole bunch of material that we have no intention of
> > >> displaying, unless we have some way for the theme to signal which
> > >> regions it wishes to generate on any given template. And that's a
> > >> tough
> > >> thing to do in the current system.
> > >>
> > >> This is one of the reasons I like the panels approach, but that's
> > >> still
> > >> pretty far from being able to fully emulate the block system.
> > >
> > > Completely understood. I always disliked that PHPTemplate builds all
> > > block regions regardless of needs. I used to use lots of conditionals
> > > around block region bulilding in my pure PHP themes (before migrating
> > > over to PHPTemplate not long ago, due to its other advantages). So
> > > after all, a possible explosion of blocks / regions would require some
> > > (more) benchmarking and thinking about block performance. (Given that
> > > I am working primarily on better support for WYSIWYG right now, this
> > > is not my top priority unfortunately).
> > >
> > > Gabor
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