[development] How could everyone win and get Views in Drupal 8?

Jamie Holly hovercrafter at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 12 14:41:05 UTC 2009

I really like that whole idea. Then we could have handy hooks to easily 
modify those queries if someone wishes, like maybe an easy way to add 
index hinting.

Jamie Holly

Earl Miles wrote:
> The argument for having Views in core is that Views would then power a 
> whole ton of core:
> tracker.module: Just a view.
> blog.module: Just a view.
> /node front page: Just a view.
> /rss.xml: Just a view.
> node content admin: Could be a view, with VBO.
> user admin: Could be a view, with VBO.
> recent comments block: Yep, a view.
> recent blog posts block: Yep, a view.
> active forum posts? Sho 'nuff.
> Having a bunch of this stuff be Views natively, instead of hardcoded 
> queries and whatnot, would be a big step closer to separating the API 
> from the Application, and the Application would become *much* more 
> replaceable. And tweakable. Because once it's a view, then on your site 
> you can tweak it as much as you can tweak any view. And that's rather a lot.

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