[development] drupal_render is not executed

JOSE MANUEL VELASCO josemanuel.velasco at ext.mpsa.com
Fri Oct 24 13:11:57 UTC 2014


I have a similar issue asked here: 

but on my case, I think the function is not called since if I put a file_put_contents before the access check, then nothing is written to that temp-file. 

Before call the drupal_render function I check the element passed is well-formed, and apparently it is.
function theme_citroen_site_entity($variables) {
    file_put_contents("/tmp/community.log", "\nSTART\n");
    file_put_contents("/tmp/community.log", print_r($variables['element'], true), FILE_APPEND);
   return drupal_render($variables['element']);

function drupal_render(&$elements) {
    file_put_contents("/tmp/community.log", "\nhola caracola\n", FILE_APPEND);
    // Early-return nothing if user does not have access.
    if (empty($elements) || (isset($elements['#access']) && !$elements['#access'])) {
        return '';


So, even if my problem could be about the access permission, I wonder I might see the string "hola caracola" at this temp-log-file.

The only conclusion I can get is the function drupal_render is never called, what surprises me and I can't understand why.

Also I tried to put a syntax  error inside drupal_render function, and drupal works without errors.
If I put the same typo inside theme_citroen_site_entity function, then I can see this typo-error

Anybody could point me to the right direction?

Thanks in advance.

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