[development] minimizing views_default_views in a module
merlin at logrus.com
Fri Mar 18 16:33:22 UTC 2011
It's better in Views 3, but in general code like this is meant to be
fire and forget. You don't touch this code directly; if something
changes in the view, you re-export.
On 3/18/2011 6:54 AM, Sean Dague wrote:
> For instance, I find large duplication of:
> 'alter' => array(
> 'alter_text' => 0,
> 'text' => '',
> 'make_link' => 0,
> 'path' => '',
> 'link_class' => '',
> 'alt' => '',
> 'prefix' => '',
> 'suffix' => '',
> 'target' => '',
> 'help' => '',
> 'trim' => 0,
> 'max_length' => '',
> 'word_boundary' => 1,
> 'ellipsis' => 1,
> 'html' => 0,
> 'strip_tags' => 0,
> all throughout the export to be not conducive to maintainability (there
> are 12 instances of that stanza, 9 are exactly the same, and the other 3
> only vary in their 'text' field).
> I find that level of duplication somewhat problematic, and something I
> like to avoid.
> On 03/18/2011 09:31 AM, Carl Wiedemann wrote:
>> Not quite sure I understand what exactly is non-maintainable?
>> You may also investigate http://drupal.org/project/features for
>> assistance with exporting Views to code.
>> On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 7:45 AM, Sean Dague <sean at dague.net
>> <mailto:sean at dague.net>> wrote:
>> I'm working on a new drupal 6.x module (currently in sandbox
>> awaiting review - http://drupal.org/sandbox/sdague/1072704) which
>> exports it's data via views. When I implemented
>> hook_views_default_views() I just used the export functionality on
>> views for a few basic views to get things started.
>> That works, but those are both very verbose, and don't implement any
>> i18n. Is there a standard way of trimming down the default values in
>> those views so this becomes a bit more sane and maintainable?
>> Advice would be appreciated,
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