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Should $summary_fields be able to pass arguments to methods? #2896

kinglozzer opened this Issue · 4 comments

4 participants

Loz Calver Andrew Short Damian Mooyman Simon Welsh
Loz Calver

For example:

private static $summary_fields = array(
    'Author' => 'Author',
    'Content.LimitCharacters(50)' => 'Content'
Andrew Short

My preference is to move away from this kind of eval-ish syntax towards using anonymous functions, any thoughts on that?

Loz Calver

I agree that it would be a cleaner solution, there’s probably more margin for error using this syntax than anonymous functions as well. However, we can’t use class properties to configure it which makes the implementation much less simple for developers.

Any ideas on how/where you’d define your anonymous functions? You could override summaryFields(), but you can already do that anyway.

Andrew Short

My preference would be for people to override summaryFields for complex situations like this.

Simon Welsh simonwelsh added the 3.1 label
Loz Calver kinglozzer closed this
Damian Mooyman

Just make a method that returns the summary in the format you expect.

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