[Grok-dev] Re: What is an application?

Philipp von Weitershausen philipp at weitershausen.de
Wed Mar 14 07:53:27 EDT 2007

Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Tim Terlegård wrote:
>>>> It's a good point though; in most cases I imagine people will use the
>>>> container model for an application as that tends to be more
>>>> convenient. If you need control panels for utilities, you'd probably
>>>> prefer to place the utilities directly in the container as well.
>>> I've thought about this some more, and I think we should consider making
>>> grok.Application be a container by default for the reasons stated above.
>>> For the special case where the application should *not* be a 
>>> container, we should provide a grok.ModelApplication base class or 
>>> something like that.
>> grokproject produces an app.py with a class like:
>>     class myproject(grok.Application, grok.Model):
>>         pass
>> Do you suggest to use single inheritance here instead? It is possible to
>> make the application a container by just replacing grok.Model with
>> grok.Container. What would be the advantages with what you suggest?
> Good point, I hadn't considered that most people's entry point would be 
> grokproject, and that people will typically only be creating a few 
> applications relative to other things.
> Okay, let's then propose that grokproject by default creates a class 
> that subclasses from grok.Application and grok.Container, as opposed to 
> grok.Model.


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