[wp-hackers] Is WP_INSTALLING constant here to stay?

Dino Termini dino at duechiacchiere.it
Tue Jan 22 19:26:48 UTC 2013

> What's truly straightforward is not playing guessing games. I am not 
> sure if you intend to distribute this plugin. But, because it is bad 
> practice, we're pretty much at the point where plugins are and/or 
> should be rejected from the wordpress.org directory for referencing 
> wp-load.php or wp-config.php directly. Nacin


I totally understand what you and Otto are saying, but then please 
answer my question: is it better to load 30Mb+ of stuff or just 
'reinvent the wheel' (i.e. build a small library that replicates some of 
the basic wpdb functionality, like prepare and query) and use just 50Kb 
of memory on the user's server? That's the only reason why I am doing 
this. If you guys think that overloading servers for the sake of 
'straightforwardness' is what a good plugin developed should do, then 
I'm more than happy to go ahead and rewrite that piece ;)


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