[wp-hackers] WP & MVC

Martin Sturm msturm10 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 25 11:32:05 GMT 2007

2007/2/24, Ryan Boren <ryan at boren.nu>:
> No. Screwing users because developers want to play is not cool.  It's
> a good way to become irrelevant.  A big reason WP is so popular is
> because it is not infatuated with the latest, greatest developer lust
> objects that require users to upgrade their platform.  You don't need
> php5 OO or any OO at all to do MVC.

Yes, that is want I wanted to say, (but I used the wrong arguments I guess).

> Cleaning up the code as we go is a good thing.  Using objects where
> appropriate is fine.  I'm not much interested in rewriting WP in the
> image of pure OO, however.  <grumpy-old-engineer-mode>I spent years
> developing in Smalltalk and C++.  I've written embedded CORBA ORBs and
> embedded object databases.  I've seen pure OO zealotry wax and wan.
> OO is just a tool.  WP doesn't need to be reinvented, just massaged.
> Let's do some pragmatic engineering that keeps users in mind instead
> of engineering for the sake of engineering that accomplishes little
> beyond giving developers a new toy to play
> with.</grumpy-old-engineer-mode>

I agree with this :-) .


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