[wp-hackers] Plugin dependency checking

Stephen Rider wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Sat Jun 13 05:12:14 GMT 2009

On Jun 12, 2009, at 11:34 AM, Mike Schinkel wrote:

>> The same plugin appearing in more than one place will
>> confuse the heck out of users.
> While I like your sub-plugin model, will it confuse users if two (2)  
> different plugins use the same sub-plugin?  I know you are thinking  
> of plugins specifically made for another plugin but someone could  
> easily choose to implement the same interface so they could have  
> ready-made add-ins for their own plugin.

Could you give me an example, because seriously I can't think of any.   
Again note the distinction between dependent plugins and sub-plugins.

If I make a "Spam Karma ReCaptcha" sub-plugin with "Spam Karma" as the  
master, I can't imagine that ever being *also* a sub plugin for some  
other plugin.

If you're talking a framework plugin, you have it turned around.  The  
Framework would be the master, and plugins based on it would be  
dependent on it (but probably NOT sub-plugins.)


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