[Grok-dev] Re: Grok Widgets / Fields (Was Re: Re: [grok-br] Grok
1.0 and beyond)
faassen at startifact.com
Fri Jan 11 19:37:38 EST 2008
Sebastian Ware wrote:
> Maybe I should try to get into the formlib stuff again. The code seems
> to be well documented, but sometimes I have difficulties translating the
> doctest type documentation into working code.
You're not the only one. It's pretty normal. I always console myself by
saying, well, this doctest is a lot better than having just plain unit
tests (or *nothing*).
Note though that no matter what, doing string concatenation in Python is
not going to be efficient (barring some practical version of PyPy).
Instead the simplest fix is to do:
l = 
you could also investigate the StringIO module.
Back to the interpretation of the holy doctests. This is a task for the
Grok community. We take something in Zope 3, and we write a document for
mere mortals to read (and possibly automate the common case).
So, perhaps in the formlib case, one simple enough fix would be for Grok
to include a few macros for people to reuse to draw their forms, and
some documentation about how drawing forms works in the first place.
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