Dependencies Edit

This template appears to have many dependencies. Please make sure to document all of them. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 11:30 PM PST 22 Nov 2010

Currently, it only has four image dependencies, though only one is absolutely required - if the other three don't exist on the reusing wiki, the template silently falls back to just using it. Category:Template documentation has existed on Starter since 2008, so most Wikias should already have it, and the other two categories are far enough out-of-the-way (most coders probably won't ever bother with creating any of either page type) that they don't really have to be created. As I said in an edit summary, though, I'd love to be able to introduce another dependency by way of a /core subtemplate, which would allow for much simpler code both here and on that /core. If this template ever makes it to Starter in some form (as it probably should), though, I'll probably provide a /core variant specifically for that purpose.
Now that all that rambling is out of the way, do you have any specific thoughts on the template? I was thinking of breaking out the "This template was copied from..." into a separate box, and I have yet to add {{SPW}}'s functionality (in another separate box; in addition to a small assortment of other tweaks and improvements to be done). ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 06:57, November 23, 2010 (UTC)
So far, I have no specific criticisms of this template. I'd like to wait until it is finished or nearly finished before I look at it too closely. In general, my preference is for as simple and small templates as possible, but until I know all the things this template is trying to do, I won't know how I'd like to simplify it or break it up into several templates. -- Fandyllic (talk · contr) 10:26 AM PST 26 Nov 2010
I don't intend to split this template's functionality into separate templates; when I mentioned "breaking out" some of the output to a separate box, I specifically meant only making it display in a separate box. The whole point of this template is to reduce the number of templates which must be copied, so splitting its functionality to other templates would be a step back.
As for template simplicity, ideally, the template should be as simple as possible, but if I have to choose between one template with lots of complicated code and a group of related templates with far simpler code which must all be copied together, I am always going to go for the single-template approach. ダイノガイ千?!? · Talk⇒Dinoguy1000 18:03, November 26, 2010 (UTC)
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