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Allow Controllers to return a wider range of "response-like" objects

Authored by epriestley on Sep 1 2015, 5:26 PM.



Ref T1806. Ref T5752. Currently, handleRequest() needs to return an AphrontResponse, but sometimes it's really convenient to return some other object, like a Dialog, and let that convert into a response elsewhere.

Formalize this and clean up some of the existing hacks for it so there's less custom/magical code in Phabricator-specific classes and more general code in Aphront classes.

More broadly, I want to clean up T5752 before pursuing T9132, since I'm generally happy with how SearchEngine works except for how it interacts with side navs / application menus. I want to fix that first so a new Editor (which will have a lot in common with SearchEngine in terms of how controllers interact with it) doesn't make the problem twice as bad.

Test Plan
  • Loaded a bunch of normal pages.
  • Loaded dialogs.
  • Loaded proxy responses (submitted empty comments in Maniphest).

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Personally I feel that naming an interface with Interface is odd.

chad edited edge metadata.
This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Sep 1 2015, 10:38 PM
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