[development] Bootstrap Phases

Chris Miller cjm at tryx.org
Fri Oct 11 15:54:42 UTC 2013

> From: "Jamie Holly" <hovercrafter at earthlink.net>
> To: development at drupal.org
> Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 8:44:45 AM
> Subject: Re: [development] Bootstrap Phases

> .info files aren't processed during bootstrap. They only get
> processed during certain actions and special pages, such as flushing
> caches, visiting the modules page, etc. Once it reads the files, it
> then stores/updates the data in the system table. The actual
> function that does this is drupal_parse_info_file, located in
> common.inc and is most commonly called through module_rebuild_cache.

> On the theme side a very similar process happens in the
> system_theme_data in system.module. The most common caller for that
> is from dupal_flush_all_caches().

To paraphrase Judge Chamberlain Haller in "My Cousin Vinny" : That is a lucid, intelligent, well thought-out reply. 

And exactly what I want to hear. Thanks very much for the help, 

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