[pmwiki-devel] how to access MatchCount from pagelist

Hans design5 at softflow.co.uk
Fri Feb 13 03:25:35 CST 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009, 9:07:49 AM, Peter wrote:

> Right now pagelist is constructed somewhat as a chain link.   FmtPageList
> calls $fmtfn (usually FPLTemplate()) which calls makepagelist().  No ifs,
> ands, or buts -- one calls the other which calls the last one.  As a result
> there's very little possibility of any interaction in the process there...

> If it were structured like this (function names intended for
> self-documentation, not for actual use):

> function DoAPageList()
> {
>    PageListOptionSetup();
>    $matchlist = MakeListOfPages($selection_options);
>    FormatPageList($matchlist, $formatting_options);
> }

> Then there would be some *very useful* functions available to recipes along
> the way...

This would indeed be excellent for developers! I would fully support
such a move. Thanks for bringing this forward Peter!


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