[wp-hackers] Adding wp-includes/class folder

Stephane Daury wordpress at tekartist.org
Fri Aug 31 04:10:54 GMT 2007

Not a debate, but an agreement on my side.

But can you develop on the loss of Opcode Caching?


On Aug 30, 2007, at 23:17, Jacob Santos wrote:

> What debate could there be for adding a class folder to wp- 
> includes? I know the current standard is to have 'class- 
> whatever.php' file to wp-includes folder. This would allow for  
> better convention and organization moving forward. I mean this for  
> external developers.
> One disadvantage is that developers would have to browse through  
> multiple directories to find the current file. This setup is  
> confusing to beginners and well everyone that isn't intimate to the  
> code. Another disadvantage that using the PEAR convention you lose  
> *perceived* *initial* Opcode Caching speed boost.
> The advantages are
> 1. Easier to unit test, can remove classes from presentation files.
> 2. Also keep the class model separate from application logic.
> 3. Using the PEAR convention, you would be able to use __autoload()  
> on PHP 5.
> 4. Easier to extend later (once the convention is established, any  
> new classes can be applied).
> 5. Simplifies more root WordPress files.
> I suggest keeping the functions where they are and just separating  
> the classes into their own file, so you would have 1 class per  
> file, instead of cramming as many classes as there in that feature  
> in a single file. Using Dashes to represent folder paths, so  
> wp_xmlrpc_server would be /wp-includes/class/wp/xmlrpc/server.php.  
> Would also suggestion using Pascal naming convention for class  
> names: WP_Xmlrpc_Server or ABSPATH . WPINC . '/class/WP/Xmlrpc/ 
> Server.php'.
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