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GlobalFunctions.php is a file that contains global functions, including such important functions as wfMessage, which is used for internationalisation .

Functions edit

wfFindFile() edit

MediaWiki version:

(deprecated in 1.34) (removed in 1.39) Use MediaWikiServices::getInstance()->getRepoGroup()->findFile() instead.

Passing a string (with a file name) or a Title object, returns a File object, or false if the file does not exist. It's a shortcut for RepoGroup::singleton()->findFile(). Use RepoGroup::singleton()->getLocalRepo()->findFile() if you need to get files only from the local repository.

wfRunHooks() edit

MediaWiki version:

(removed in 1.32) wfRunHooks() example usage, from WikiPage:doEditContent() :

$hook_args = array( &$this, &$user, $content, $summary,
	$flags & EDIT_MINOR, null, null, &$flags, $revision, &$status, $baseRevId );
ContentHandler::runLegacyHooks( 'ArticleSaveComplete', $hook_args );
wfRunHooks( 'PageContentSaveComplete', $hook_args );

wfRandom() edit

wfRandom() is used to populate page.page_random.

wfBaseConvert() edit

(deprecated in 1.27) (removed in 1.31) Use Wikimedia\base_convert() directly. The function used to generate the base-36 SHA-1 text content hash in revision.rev_sha1 is wfBaseConvert( sha1( $text ), 16, 36, 31 ). API modules like ApiQueryRevisions use wfBaseConvert( $revision->getSha1(), 36, 16, 40 ).

wfTempDir() edit

This function attempts to get the system directory for temporary files.

wfIsCLI() edit

MediaWiki version:
Gerrit change 401682

Returns true if the code is being run from the command line.

See also edit