[TYPO3-50-general] New pages, a roadmap and more news ...

Martin Kutschker Martin.Kutschker at n0spam-blackbox.net
Fri Sep 29 12:02:05 CEST 2006

Robert Lemke schrieb:
> Hi Martin,
> Martin Kutschker schrieb:
>> Robert Lemke schrieb:
>>> In the pipeline: After some brainstorming Karsten is now preparing an 
>>> initial draft for our coding guidelines. I imagine that we even have 
>>> something like a coding style guide and a glossary which helps you 
>>> choosing the right names for variables, class names etc.
>> Does this mean *everything* will be written from scratch?
> Some components will be written from the scratch (like the Data Access 
> Component) others will likely be started from the scratch but then 
> filled or connected with code from the TYPO3 4.x branch (code 
> recycling). I propose that we try to recycle as much code as possible to 
> get started more quickly and then refactor it.
> About the coding guidelines: The goal is to build a TYPO3 version which 
> is as intuitive as possible for the developer. Imagine you have to 
> create a variable which contains something like a title - then you have 
> to decide if you call it "title", "label", "description", ... whatever. 
> It would help a lot if everywhere in TYPO3 the same names are used for 
> the same items, maybe a glossary is a good solution to enforce that.
> Anyway, it won't be possible to have a clean 5.0 from the start - but at 
> least we have to define the direction.

I'm much in favour of naming guidelines but we all know that the current 
code is in this regard a mess.

Perhaps it can be solved by a number of references to old-style names. 
Should IMHO be possible (eg $this->old &= $this->new). When surrouned by 
proper and standardized comments they may be removed automatically by a script.


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