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

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Sat Jun 14 16:42:55 UTC 2008

Classes make really lousy namespaces.  That is semantically a wrong use of 
classes, and also hurts the new Drupal 7 registry.  Classes should be used 
for tight-coupling bundles of code and data.  They are not a poor man's 

On Saturday 14 June 2008, Bob Pepin wrote:
> On a side note, the next person designing a callback interface should
> also keep in mind that call_user_func can take array($classname,
> $methodname) as first argument. Would have avoided all the name
> clashes with callbacks in themes right now.
> On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 17:00, Syscrusher <syscrusher at 4th.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-06-14 at 16:47 +0200, Adrian Rossouw wrote:
> >> Dries didn't like the idea when i floated it 5 years ago, but maybe
> >> it's time =)
> >
> > 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?
> >
> > I realize this has been discussed before, and I'm not trying to open a
> > flame war here. If the answer is "Hell no!", then I will not start a
> > fight about it. I just thought we might be trying with things like
> > home-grown contexts to reinvent a wheel that's already solved by
> > classes.
> >
> > Kind regards,
> >
> > Scott
> >
> > --
> > Syscrusher <syscrusher at 4th.com>

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