[development] Require external files from module.install

Christoph Burschka christoph at burschka.de
Wed Mar 7 11:28:36 UTC 2012

On 2012-03-07 10:31, Cameron B. Prince wrote:
> When the module is enabled via drush the contents of each file are printed
> to the screen

Have you made sure your included files begin with '<?php'? It sounds as
though your included code is printed instead of executed, which happens
when there are no enclosing PHP tags.

The reason you're not seeing code in the UI is that the module is
enabled (and the code is printed) while handling the form submission
(POST) which silently redirects you to the form page without displaying
any output.

A few tips aside from this:
- It sounds as though the included files directly work on a $data
variable in the file scope. It might be better to define functions in
the include files that return these arrays, and then call the functions
from module.install after including.
- Scanning a folder might not be the best approach. If the files you
need to include are always the same, then hard-coding the file names is
faster; if users can extend them, then you could provide a hook for
other modules instead of users having to copy files into this folder.


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