[cgi-wiki-dev] Re: Wiki::Toolkit suggestions (fwd)

Tom Insam cgi-wiki-dev@earth.li
Fri, 15 Oct 2004 16:13:55 +0100

In a vaguely similar spirit, I've been toying for a while with an  
object model for CGI::Wiki. Rather than re-implement things, I'm trying  
to nail OOP onto the top of CGI:::Wiki. Mostly, I'm lazy and don't want  
to re-implement all that stuff. I have a first-cut effort that I'm  
quite happy with in my svn repository ( I imported 0.61 from CPAN for  
hacking on ) which you can get at and play with here:


I've added one file,  
Node.pm which represents a node object, and a few methods to CGI::Wiki  
to return and create nodes. I'm trying to document the things in the  
existing API that I break here:


The API is demonstrated best by the test:


which exercises most of the interesting bits. Note that not all of the  
rest of the tests pass - this is because I've broken the plugin API  
completely. I may revert this - I _also_ intend, thanks to  
conversations with Martin in the pub, to re-build the plugin interface  
- right now it's not a plugin interface at all, frankly, it's a list of  
modules. But this really should be a separate development branch..

Anyway, I'm interested in feedback on the direction the API is going,  
if anyone wants to look at the code.

On Oct 14, 2004, at 23:11, Justin Kao wrote:

> Hello all,
> I've been playing with ideas for Wiki::Toolkit for a while, and
> occasionally inflicting them on Kake. She suggested sending this
> to the list, so see below... please be kind :)
> Justin