[development] Very concerned over Drupal's core development

Eric Schaefer eric.schaefer at eas-consulting.de
Mon Apr 20 18:27:50 UTC 2009

2009/4/20 Michael Favia <michael at favias.org>:
> Fire up your debugger (i use eclipse + pdt + zend debugger) and step through

I will.

> api.drupal.org lists each function and in the declaration is detailed
> everywhere that function is also used in core. This is a good start but your
> IDE can help you alot more if you use one especially if you put  a
> breakpoint in your function and start debugging to see how various functions
> arrive at the location and what the variables are set to at that time.
> Please take the time and try it just once. Install D7, apply a couple
> patches, review their changes and you'll be surprised how quickly you fall
> in place.

I am sure you are right. But still. I can understand a lot of stuff by
debugging and reading code. But it is really hard to understand the
bigger picture from the code view. It can see WHAT the code does but I
might not be able to understand WHY or it might be very time


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