[development] The future of hook_node_info()
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Thu May 21 15:43:23 UTC 2009
On May 21, 2009, at 7:07 AM, Nathaniel Catchpole wrote:
> It'd also be worth grepping Drupal 6 contrib to see which modules
> are using it and how.
A few node types you're all *very* familiar with, which are handled
That can't change until everything about each of these node types is
handled by pure fields:
"convert project* to CCK"
That's going to be a very huge task, and will require quite an upgrade
path. It could be started in a 6.x-2.* branch to get us closer to
core fields in time for the D7 port, or we could just do the whole
conversion during the D7 port itself. I guess it depends on how
different D6 CCK API is from D7 field API.
And yeah, all the stuff Larry said is true, too. ;)
Off the top of my head, the only reasons project* uses
A) It's almost as old as Drupal itself, completely predates CCK, etc,
and no one's ever provided resources to convert it to CCK before.
B) hook_access(), and the lack of something like an 'access' operation
in hook_nodeapi() (there are at least two big issues in core about,
(one now dupe with the other) both of which have stalled):
C) The hassle of programatically defining CCK content types and fields.
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