I hate Drupal

On April 16, 2008, in General, by Neil Stevens

I’m trying to port a module from Drupal 4 to 6 right now, and I’m telling you, Drupal development is managed by people who don’t know what they’re doing. Seriously. Is it even managed? Who knows?

What kind of people completely change the behavior of a function and its arguments while leaving the name the same? The Drupal people, that’s who.

What kind of people breaks all sorts of compatibility from version to version, leaving the function names the same all the time, but incompletely document the necessary changes? Yup.

I really hate Drupal now. Going through two version updates (4 to 5, 5 to 6) for this one piddly little module is killing me.

And it’s not as though this is an infrequent kind of update to do. Heck no. When TMR launched with m help, the Drupal people were on version 4. Well soon they’ll be on version 7. Then 8, and 9, and 10… And it’s not like they’re shy about breaking modules within versions either. There are now update guides from 6.0 to 6.2, too.

If you value stability, Drupal will eat your children.


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