[Pmwiki-users] pmwiki-2.0.beta6 released

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud
Sun Dec 5 14:49:39 CST 2004

On Mon, Dec 06, 2004 at 10:24:20AM +1300, John Rankin wrote:
> Question about loading skinx/skinx.php
> Is it deliberate that the include of skinx.php is inside a function,
> thus making any variable settings local rather than global? To make
> things work, I changed all $variable to $GLOBALS['variable'].

Welllllll.... it wasn't deliberate when I did it, but I'm not sure
I want to change it, either.  In the scripts/skins.php code I figured
it would be better to set everything up using a SetSkin() function that
could be easily called (e.g., from markup).  Unfortunately, this means
that any include_once() of skin.php that takes place does so inside 
the scope of the SetSkin() function, and not globally.

And on mine I just did

   global $var1, $var2, ...;

to get access to the globals.

> The consequence is that one can't move a skin script from
> local/ to pub/skins/ and have it just work.

Well, you can if you predeclare your globals in the local/ script, too.

> It seems to me that including local, group and skin scrips should
> all work the same way...

In many senses I agree (this oddity caught me as well), in another 
I'm not sure that it's worth losing SetSkin() as a separate function.
But I can be persuaded on this one...


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