[Catalyst] Forms and Plugins and Tutorials, oh my!!

Matt S Trout dbix-class at trout.me.uk
Fri Aug 18 01:15:18 CEST 2006

Jonathan Rockway wrote:
> I am writing a plugin to do this as we speak.  Expect it to hit CPAN by
> the end of the weekend.  The API looks something like:
> my $image = $c->register_image('/path/to/the/image');
> $image will have methods like $image->url that return a fully-qualified
> URL that your web server can statically serve the image from.  You can
> also expire the images, delete them, get a scaled version (for exciting
> AJAX scaling effects; yay), etc.
> The details aren't completely worked out yet, though, and are subject to
> major changes.  (This was going to be a Controller in my app, but I
> guess a plugin is more useful to others.  Major change #1 :)

So make it a controller base class.

People make everything a plugin by default because it seems like a good idea 
at the time. This has resulted in massive compatibility issues due to 
namespace collisions.

Don't Do It.

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