[wp-hackers] WP & MVC
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
I agree with this :-) .
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