[wp-docs] Source file links for theme/plugin functions

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Wed Nov 9 14:35:51 UTC 2011

I think that the *default* source link should be to trunk (or *latest tag*,
if that can be automated via generic filename link by the Codex);
otherwise, this practice would create a TON of links that have to be
updated with *every* WordPress major and point-release - and not just a tag
filepath update, but also a verification that the linenumber itself hasn't

Also, you'd need to consider whether to link to the line that starts the
function docblock, or to the line that starts the actual function
definition (I'd prefer the latter, though consistency is more important
than shed color on this point).

Personally, I think time and effort would be far better spent ensuring that
all function reference pages actually *have* source links to begin with.


On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 1:04 AM, Michael Beckwith <
michael.d.beckwith at gmail.com> wrote:

> I was wondering if it were feasible to link to the specific line where a
> function is declared when saying "foo function is located in
> wp-includes/bar.php". Instead of just linking to
> http://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/tags/3.2.1/wp-includes/bar.php, go
> to the actual destination, and then copy/paste in the link + line number.
> For example from get_userdata():
> Current source link =
> http://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/tags/3.2.1/wp-includes/pluggable.php
> Proposed source link =
> http://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/tags/3.2.1/wp-includes/pluggable.php#L94
> The #L94 anchor pulls them straight to the start of the comment block for
> the function.
> Thoughts? Issues that I wasn't around for the first time someone thought
> this up?
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