[wp-hackers] wp releases : is it planned in any way ?
wordpress at santosj.name
Fri Sep 12 04:14:09 GMT 2008
The reason the ticket hasn't been worked on is, because get_categories
only handles the category taxonomy. It is also for backwards
compatibility with previous versions. I'm not exactly sure what you are
trying to achieve that would force you to change the category taxonomy
to 'myowntaxonomy', but that doesn't seem like something that belongs
within that function.
The core developers have already mentioned the purpose and the reason
why the patch and why the ticket is invalid or wontfix (in my opinion).
If you are trying to tell people that, hey use this code <?php
get_categories("type=zelist_category"); ?>, because people konw and
understand get_categories, but not ze_category_list().
If you are writing a plugin, then you have to expect a level of
redundancy on the part of users having to plug your function in instead
of the core function. Alas, the WordPress library is GPL, so you don't
need to write 2000 lines of code, you just need to copy 2000 lines of
code and modify a couple hundred or two to get it working with your
I close with a disclaimer, I'm not a core developer, so you know a
filter might work. I'm not the one you need to convince.
> I need another taxonomy :)
> I could release without the fix. Just would have to recode stg like
> 2000 lines of PHP just to change 'category' to 'myowntaxonomy'
> Actually, a filter would work. Updated the ticket.
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