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Enabling plugins via code

businessdadbusinessdad Stealth contributor MVP
edited November 2012 in Development

I'm finalizing some scripts to automate testing of Vanilla Plugins, but I stumbled upon an odd behaviour: if a plugin depends on another, enabling them one after the other via EnablePlugin() doesn't work as expected. To be more specific, the following code will generate an error:

// This will work
Gdn::PluginManager()->EnablePlugin('SomePlugin', $Validation);

// This will not work if, while being enabled, the plugin uses anything  from SomePlugin. 
// In my case, ChildPlugin uses SomePlugin, who, in turn, needs one of its models to carry 
// on. In such case, the error "Class not found" is returned
Gdn::PluginManager()->EnablePlugin('ChildPlugin', $Validation); 

If the same tests are run immediately after the first fail, they will succeed. In short:
phpunit sometests.php // This will fail with "class not found"
phpunit sometests.php // This will run correctly

It seems, to me, that EnablePlugin() doesn't expose the plugin to the various classes until next bootstrap. However, this is a speculation, as I haven't found an explanation for such behaviour.

If anyone has any suggestion, it would be very welcome. Thanks. :)

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