Chris Jean, lead developer at iThemes, gave a presentation at WordCamp Raleigh last week called “Standardized Loop API: The Next Big Thing”. In it he proposed a new approach to including the WordPress loop in themes, and in turn interacting with it via plugins.
The recorded videos from Raleigh aren’t available yet, but you can review Jean’s slides, embedded just after the jump. You can also read more about his proposal at Loop Standard.
What do you think of Jean’s proposal? Is there room for innovation in the way the WordPress loop is implemented, and could you ever see something like this implemented into WordPress?