[wp-hackers] Plugin dependency checking

Eric Marden wp at xentek.net
Wed Jun 17 05:39:25 GMT 2009

On Jun 16, 2009, at 6:02 PM, Stephen Rider wrote:

> Certainly in the context of this thread, we have moved away from the  
> idea of specifying plugin dependencies in favor of one plugin  
> providing some sort of function that another plugin can look for.
> Certainly within current WordPress plugins it is frowned upon to  
> look for "WordPress version x.x"; instead coders are encouraged to  
> look to see if a certain functionality exists.

Couldn't that just be a simple function_exists / method_exists call  
(in most cases)?

- Eric Marden

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