[wp-hackers] Plugin dependency checking

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Mon Jun 15 23:39:03 GMT 2009

"scribu" <scribu at gmail.com> wrote:
> One or more child plugins can use functionality provided by one 
> parent plugin. Parent plugins are not aware of the additional 
> functionality that each child plugin provides. That's the basic 
> model.

As with discussion with Steven on the list, let me urge not to have the child name its parent but instead have the child name the "interface" that its parents can consume.  Steven called is "offers" and "uses"; most any terms will work but coupling children directly to parents will really limit what can be done with their children and IMO would be a mistake.

-Mike Schinkel
Custom Wordpress Plugins

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