[development] Coding Standards / Hook_requirements

FGM fgm at osinet.fr
Wed May 21 13:37:50 UTC 2008

Note that hook_requirements is not really usable anyway in D5 (see issues 
about it), so it would be misleading to include this as a requirement when 
it can't be usefully implemented.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nancy Wichmann" <nan_wich at bellsouth.net>
To: "Development at Drupal. Org" <development at drupal.org>
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 3:14 PM
Subject: [development] Coding Standards / Hook_requirements

> I've just taken another quick run through the Coding standards because of 
> a
> module I looked at last night. The new module states right on its project
> page that it requires PHP 5 (as more and more modules are doing). Yet, in
> looking through the code, it does not include a hook_requirements. I 
> propose
> adding to the Coding Standards:
> "Any module that has requirements over and above base Drupal standards 
> (e.g.
> PHP 5 vs. 4.3.5 for D6) must include a hook_requirements implementation to
> verify and/or warn users of this requirement."
> Unfortunately, I don't think Coder would be able to check this.
> Nancy

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