I'm raising the question on the back of: viewtopic.php?p=14528471#p14528471
Forgive my naivety, but it's not enough to simply default to 'request an extension' as an easy means to solving the topic. If we actually think about this:
- What extension Author will want to create, maintain and support a whole extension for one user's 5-line copy/paste job?
- The user then becomes entirely reliant on that extension Author
- If the end user is happy to implement a specific change again with every update, why does it matter whether it's hard coded or not?
This is the 15-20th time I've read this advice in a few weeks, and the ratio of extension requests:extensions in development would suggest this advice isn't working.