[wp-hackers] Database Maintenance and Canonical Plug-ins

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Fri Jun 18 04:38:43 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 11:32 PM, Andrew Nacin <wp at andrewnacin.com> wrote:
> When I'm asked to review or test a plugin, or inspect it for suitability,
> any plugin that leaves a mess behind will get very low marks. Unfortunately,
> it'd be quite difficult to determine which options and tables came from
> where. The only true solution here is to educate plugin developers to use
> deactivation and uninstall hooks properly -- "Leave No Trace" is an
> excellent mentality of any plugin or feature -- and do what it can to limit
> the number of options and tables needed.

Thought: Perhaps we can check for uninstall code and flag plugins as
being known to be uninstallable? Just an idea...


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