[development] RFC: info hook standardization

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Tue May 20 00:31:16 UTC 2008

On Monday 19 May 2008, Darrel O'Pry wrote:

> > Ah, indeed!  Make that 2 more attributes of an info hook:
> >
> > - It has a commonly-named rebuild function:
> > drupal_rebuild_$singularNoun() (or something).
> > - drupal_rebuild_$singularNoun() is called as part of the master cache
> > reset function.
> >
> > --Larry Garfield
> but this wouldn't be able to reset a static cache variable? would it?
> unless we had something like. I really like to two stage cache for things
> that might possibly only want to be cached per request...
> function module_invoke_all_cached() {
>   static $cache = array();
>   $args = func_get_args();
>   $hook = $args[0];
>   unset($args[0]);
>   if (!is_string($hook)) {
>     $cache = array();
>   }
> }

I think you're misunderstanding what I mean by cached.  For an info hook, I 
mean cached to the database (either cache_set() or something like 
{menu_router}) so that it never gets called again except in unusual 
circumstances.  A static cache only lasts for the duration of the request, 
and is not what I mean by caching here.  Think hook_menu(), not hook_forms().

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