[Phpmyadmin-devel] Inconsistent format strings

Michal Čihař michal at cihar.com
Tue Jul 20 15:27:58 CEST 2010


for several times I wondered why we use so many different ways to
create format strings, let's take three examples:

$cfg['DefaultQueryTable'] = 'SELECT * FROM %t WHERE 1';

 * %d will be replaced by the database name.
 * %t will be replaced by the table name.
 * %f will be replaced by a list of field names.

$cfg['Export']['file_template_table'] = '__TABLE__';

where __TABLE__, __DB__ and __SERVER__ are used

$cfg['TitleTable'] = '@HTTP_HOST@ / @VSERVER@ / @DATABASE@ / @TABLE@ | 

and @PHPMYADMIN@ can be used

How about making use just single way to do this and create common
function which will do the formatting?

I'm somehow more inclined to use %x, however @SOMETHING@ is more self
documenting, while __SOMETHING__ looks just too long to me.

I know this would be incompatible change, but it looks like we're
making enough other big changes for next major version so that it won't
be that big issue.

	Michal Čihař | http://cihar.com | http://blog.cihar.com
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