[phpMyAdmin Developers] Single location for classes

Maurício Meneghini Fauth mauriciofauth at gmail.com
Thu Jun 15 17:05:33 CEST 2017

Thanks for the feedback, Isaac.

I have a preference for using src, because if we analyze the files present
in ./ as index.php, these are "public" files or entry points and should not
have any type of logic, and serve only to initialize the application.
./templates and ./themes are for presentation only and should not have any
type of system logic. For this reason I like to think of the src as the
directory that contains all the system logic.

However, this would not be the case with phpMyAdmin because it is not 100%
object oriented and for this reason, we would end up having libraries and
src for a long time, which could cause confusion and would not help at all.

Thinking about it, I ended up changing my opinion and I think
./libraries/classes is the best option. And in the future when practically
all of the logic is already inside this directory, we can think about
restructure again, if necessary.

Maurício Meneghini Fauth

On Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 9:34 AM, Isaac Bennetch <bennetch at gmail.com> wrote:

> > On Jun 13, 2017, at 8:35 PM, Maurício Meneghini Fauth <
> mauriciofauth at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hello
> >
> > Currently, classes do not have a single location in the directory
> structure. The class files are mixed with other kinds of files in the
> libraries directory, and the PMA namespace points to the root path which
> causes all classes to have a namespace that begins with PMA\libraries. This
> affects the performance of the autoloader.
> >
> > One solution to solve this problem would be to move the classes to a new
> directory that contains only class files and create a new namespace that
> points to that directory.
> > The directory can have any name that describes it, like lib, classes,
> includes or src, but what I usually see in open source projects is the src
> directory.
> I like this suggestion. It doesn't make a lot of sense to have class
> files scattered around the entire
> source tree, especially if it affects the autoloader.
> I have a preference to NOT use "src" because that doesn't make much
> sense to me personally. I
> tend to think of src as containing a project source code, which isn't
> very useful in our case since
> the whole codebase is source code. Most of your other suggestions
> would be fine by me, I think
> ./classes or ./libraries/classes make the most sense to me, but I'm
> open to other ideas.
> > Then we can use the namespace PhpMyAdmin, which is already used in
> SqlParser, in the src directory, and after all classes are moved to that
> directory, we remove the PMA namespace.
> I think this is a good idea.
> > I would like to hear your opinion on this subject.
> >
> > Best regards
> > Maurício Meneghini Fauth
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