[wp-hackers] register_*() vs. add_*()?
otto at ottodestruct.com
Sat Mar 19 19:47:31 UTC 2011
The real reason is probably just time and different people writing
But if you wanted to standardize a bit, I'd say that registering
something "creates" it without taking any other real action, while
adding something more often causes other sub-thing to happen. Of
course, there's exceptions and this is open to interpretation, but
that's about the gist of it, I think.
On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 1:17 PM, Mike Schinkel
<mikeschinkel at newclarity.net> wrote:
> I'm trying to understand the rationale between prefixing core functions with "register_" vs. "add_" as a prefix. I can't seem to recognize why one is used at times and the other is used at times. Examples from core:
> I'm working on code I could envision offering up as proposed additions to core so that's why I'm interested in the difference.
> Thanks in advance.
> P.S. I think I asked this question on trac before but didn't get a good answer.
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