owen at wikia-inc
Dec 22, 2011, 11:50 AM
Post #3 of 12
I think that would be a nice feature to have. Amazingly enough, WikiScripts is not of the extensions that we have in our codebase at wikia (I think we're over 800+), but I will take a look at the implementation. The <lua> parser hook allows for parameters, but that's not the same. Having access to normal template parameters would allow a lua template to act as a drop in replacement for an existing template, which is essential.
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We are in a code freeze period here @ wikia, but when we return from the holidays in January I can get the Lua extension enabled on a test wiki (lua.wikia.com) so that other people can experiment with this.
On Dec 21, 2011, at 9:29 PM, Dmitriy Sintsov wrote:
> * Owen Davis <owen [at] wikia-inc> [Wed, 21 Dec 2011 19:18:46 +0000
>> It is littered with embedded HTML and string.format statements. Ugh.
>> I'm going to look at something simple like Moustache (which has both
>> JS and Lua implementations already) as a proof of concept. Does
>> anybody have a better suggestion? I think Lua (or JS) by itself is
>> enough, there has to be a nice library of utility functions. Has
>> thought about what that will really look like?
> Also it would be great if Lua binding could perform parser functions. I
> believe that Extension:WikiScripts uses parser frame and can use current
> template parameters, when available:
> Template library (tpl_) allows the script to access the parser and the
> parameters of the template that invokes the script.
> tpl_arg( argname[, default] ) returns the argument which name is
> specified as an argument, or the default value if it is not set (if no
> default is specified, it returns false).
> tpl_named_args() returns all the named arguments to the template.
> tpl_numbered_args() returns all the numbered arguments.
> tpl_is_transcluded() returns whether the code is invoked from a
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