[RFC|Replaced] hook_cron

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gn#36
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[RFC|Replaced] hook_cron

Post by gn#36 » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:04 pm

  • Name: hook_cron
  • Rationale: Many mods require to do maintenance on a regular basis, a calendar mod could delete old entries every week or a topic robot could post special topics every week.
  • Placement: cron.php
  • Input arguments: 1: repetition_rate (one of the constants: CRON_DAYLY CRON_WEEKLY CRON_MONTHLY CRON_YEARLY)
  • Output format: void
  • Output semantics: Obsolete
  • Infrastructure: Used to perform maintenance tasks of a mod repeatedly. phpBB calls the hook once a day using the CRON_DAYLY constant, once a week using the CRON_WEEKLY constant etc. The mod can then perform its repeated tasks within the function. An alternative implementation would use hook_cron_dayly etc. as function names instead of the input variable.
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Re: [RFC] hook_cron

Post by igorw » Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:21 pm

This hook would probably be obsolete once the modular cron code is merged.

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Re: [RFC] hook_cron

Post by gn#36 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:06 pm

Oh, I guess I missed that one. Yes, agreed.

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Re: [RFC|Replaced] hook_cron

Post by MichaelC » Thu May 31, 2012 3:19 pm

Replaced by the new way crons are handled.
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