[EP-tech] Re: Perl question

Field A.N. af05v at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Dec 4 13:07:49 GMT 2015


The short answer is yes, there has been thinking.  It's hard because if we move over to some kind of MVC Nirvana, we have to make sure all the existing bazaar packages keep working.  We also have to provide an upgrade path for everyone's bespoke functionality.

I remember how big EPrints 2 to 3 migrations were 10 years ago.  3 to 4 (which is really what you're talking about) sounds an order of magnitude bigger.

We should evolve rather than change.

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On 4 Dec 2015, at 07:52, Ian Stuart wrote:

> 
> 
> On 03/12/15 13:39, John Salter wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Bit of a random question - around the code in some Metafield modules.
>>> From these two examples:
>> https://github.com/eprints/eprints/blob/3.3/perl_lib/EPrints/MetaField/Id.pm#L26-L31
>> https://github.com/eprints/eprints/blob/3.3/perl_lib/EPrints/MetaField/Date.pm#L25-L37
> 
> Has there been any consideration to a re-write of the code-base - moving 
> to a modern OO framework - or possibly a complete MVC system?
> 
> I'm thinking, in particular of Moose & Catalyst.
> 
> All the database interactions would become SO much easier with Moose, 
> and creations of objects & sub-objects is handled for you.
> 
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