8.8.x-dev 2019-08-30 00:30 UTC
Drupal Components are independent libraries that do not depend on the rest of Drupal in order to function. Components MAY depend on other Drupal Components or external libraries/packages, but MUST NOT depend on any other Drupal code. In other words, only dependencies that can be specified in a composer.json file of the Component are acceptable dependencies. Every Drupal Component presents a valid dependency, because it is assumed to contain a composer.json file (even if it may not exist yet). Each Component should be in its own namespace, and should be as self-contained as possible. It should be possible to split a Component off to its own repository and use as a stand-alone library, independently of Drupal.