[Grok-dev] Re: Skinning/themeing

kevin at mcweekly.com kevin at mcweekly.com
Sun May 20 02:26:14 EDT 2007

By default, Z3 viewlets have no sort order at all. I think default  
ordering by definition order in a module sounds great, but I need code  

When starting to use this in production, I didn't find it confusing or  
cluttered. Default ordering by class name means one less directive to  
code, one less directive to remember.

I don't think it's as big a sin as it's being made out to be,  
especially since it's easily overridden. :)

Quoting Martijn Faassen <faassen at startifact.com>:

> Martin Aspeli wrote:
>> Kevin Smith wrote:
> [snip]
>>> The viewlets are automatically ordered by view name.
>> That to me is bad convention-over-configuration. It's fine if names  
>>  of things are used to find related things (view name -> template   
>> name). Having to artificially constrain names to get the results   
>> you want is really frustrating though. I *hate* aesthetically   
>> un-appealing code. It makes me think of Visual Basic for   
>> Applications. :-(
> I agree with Martin here; I think ordering by view name is not very
> beneficial. I'd prefer a default ordering by definition order in a
> module (but as I wrote just now, we can't do that yet). An 'order'
> directive also seems to be, um, in order..
> Regards,
> Martijn
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