[wp-hackers] Plugin dependency checking

scribu scribu at gmail.com
Wed Jun 17 13:07:12 GMT 2009

On 6/17/09, Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel at newclarity.net> wrote:
> But the problem again is what happens when two different plugins define the
> same interface differently? That's where the registry comes in. The function
> 'akismet_define_interface' would NEVER be called if it is defined in the
> registry, so plugin devs would be forced to ensure their definition would
> match the one in the registry (which is a good thing.) OTOH if a developer
> is developing locally with no Internet connection, or the registry web
> service was down, WP could fall back to the local definition.

For now, I'd just like to say that having to call a remote registry
for each plugin, on each page load, by default, is a *very* bad ideea.


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