[development] Drupal 6.2 theme system standalone

Bob Pepin bob.pepin at gmail.com
Sat Jun 14 01:53:34 UTC 2008

I've put a somewhat more complete version that includes an API and a
theme browser up on google code.


btw, drupal isn't perfect either, just earlier I spent fifteen minutes
hunting a bug just because I dared to create a variable called $theme
in some toplevel code.. turned out that global was already taken by
the drupal theme system, which apparently doesn't bother too much with
error checking, so all I got was a blank page, no error message, no
nothing.. of course PHP isn't completely innocent in this either ;)

On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 22:36, Liam McDermott
<liam at intermedia-online.com> wrote:
> Earnie Boyd wrote:
>> Excuse my harshness in this but why should I really care about your fork
>> of the Drupal theme engine to another CMS?
> Seems to be a bit of a misunderstanding here. :)
> This decoupled theme engine is useful. As an empirical example, I have to
> work on some old, crufty hand-crafted PHP sites and often look to
> api.drupal.org to see how things _should_ be done. The owners simply won't
> let me switch it to Drupal, for a variety of -- misguided -- reasons.
> So for those of us who love the Drupal API, but are unable to use the full
> CMS in certain circumstances, this is useful (license issues
> notwithstanding).
> This doesn't read like a fork, just a copy that will probably be repeated
> when the theme engine changes. Using the word 'fork' implies some sort of
> conflict, which is rather disingenuous.
> That 'other CMS' is hardly a competitor to Drupal, just a home-brew project.
> Remember: we can't all use Drupal all of the time, luckily the GPL allows us
> to mix-and-match code from a variety of sources (as long as the licenses are
> compatible).
> This is mildly off-topic for the dev list, but since a number of people who
> hack on Drupal are interested I believe we can put pedantry aside for a
> moment. Unless we should have a
> development-related-to-drupal-but-not-exactly-on-topic-for-the-dev-list
> errrr, list?
> Thanks for contributing this back, Bob! :)
> Kind Regards,
> Liam McDermott.

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