[Grok-dev] Re: grok.Interface?

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Thu Jun 26 09:16:40 EDT 2008

Brandon Craig Rhodes wrote:
> Kevin Teague <kevin at bud.ca> writes:
>> Has making zope.interface.Interface available as grok.Interface been
>> considered?
> But for things like "Interface" that are not directives but are simply
> normal objects of various sorts, we might not want to start down the
> path of providing them through "grok", since otherwise there's no end to
> the number of things it would have to include.

That's a reasonable rule, though I'd like to make an exception for 
events. All rules like this tend to have their exceptions. :)

Events can come from every which place, and it'd nice to just be able to 
say grok.IObjectModified and not having to worry anymore which 
zope.whatever package that particular event came from. In fact, I'd like 
to add the IBeforeTraverse event to the grok namespace too, as it's 
quite frequently used.

> People so far, I note, have responded to you by talking about Interface
> as the target of adaptation; do Grok people ever creates Interfaces of
> their own and need "Interface" for that?

I'm not sure I understand the question, but I define interfaces as a 
form of documentation in most of the (intended-to-be) reusable code I 
write. Also of course whenever you need to define a schema you need to 
use Interface.



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