[wp-hackers] pluggable functions

peter baylies pbaylies at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 20:57:43 UTC 2012

This doesn't necessarily apply as much to core or to themes, but I find
pluggable functions to be very useful in plugin development, where you
might have a situation where your plugin gets forked, or different versions
or variants of the same plugin might end up getting installed on a site --
at the least, using pluggable functions means that this doesn't end up
breaking everything as soon as there's a naming conflict.


 -- Peter Baylies
Semper Fi Web Design

On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 4:05 PM, Kirk Wight <kwight at kwight.ca> wrote:

> Does anyone know the reasoning behind Core moving way from the use of
> pluggable functions (the only remaining ones are all deprecated)?
> In particular, I'm curious about pluggable functions that are on hooks, as
> I'm starting to see more and more themes in the repo that make everything
> in functions.php pluggable, whether on a hook or not. Just wondering if
> there's any risk or downside.
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