# Automatically link function names to api.drupal.org

Is it possible to automatically turn core function names into links to api.drupal.org? For instance: 'hook_node_load' would become 'hook_node_load'.

If it's possible at all, would you consider it helpful?

We would at least need figure out how to handle common words that match function names by coincidence. For instance, we don't need to link 'theme' to http://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/includes--theme.inc/function/theme/7 everywhere.

• Possible duplicate: meta.drupal.stackexchange.com/questions/319/… Jun 28 '11 at 18:52
• Sorry I didn't find that one before I posted this. It's not an exact duplicate, but definitely related. Jun 28 '11 at 19:41
• Yea, just thought would be worth showing both for the sake of discussion Jun 28 '11 at 19:54

I think the generic name for Drupal function use case can be solved by always referring to functions as such: theme(), hook_node_load(), and so forth. Referring to functions rather than—to an outsider—seemingly arbitrary strings helps reinforce generic programming concepts over a collection of Drupalisms.