[development] namespaced global variables [WAS: Drupal 6.2 theme system standalone]

Victor Kane victorkane at gmail.com
Sat Jun 14 15:21:45 UTC 2008

Don't want to start a whole discussion again on this, but the adoption of OO
paradigm eliminates the need for most globals in the first place.

That's the advantage, along with a lot of others...

Victor Kane

On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 12:09 PM, Adrian Rossouw <adrian at bryght.com> wrote:

> On 14 Jun 2008, at 5:00 PM, Syscrusher wrote:
>> If we're talking about that kind of a major change, is it time to
>> revisit the question of whether Drupal should use PHP's OOP features,
>> now that the PHP language has better OO support than it did several
>> years ago?
> how is that a major change ?
> we simply find all occurences of global and $GLOBALS, and replace it with
> context_get.
> we will also be able to track whenever global variables change because you
> need to use context_set to use them,
> so it's impossible to fsck up your site by accidentally wiping out globals.
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