[ZDP] BackTalk to Document The Zope Book (2.5 Edition)/Creating Basic Zope Applications

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      You'll see this kind of dynamic behavior in many different
      places in Zope. This technique is called *acquisition*. A folder
      is said to *acquire* a object by searching for the object in its

        % Anonymous User - Sep. 2, 2002 11:56 pm:
         How is "aquisition" different from "inheritance" (a term commonly used in object-oriented discussions)?

        % Anonymous User - Sep. 22, 2002 10:38 am:
         Objects in the ZODB have a place.
         Acquisition searches in the outer *context* of the object, ie the objects place.
         Inheritance searches inside the object (python objects *contain* their constituent parts) and its class
         derivation ancestry.