[Zope-CMF] Re: Tools as local utilities

Philipp von Weitershausen philipp at weitershausen.de
Tue Feb 6 20:05:27 EST 2007

Rocky wrote:
> On Feb 5, 5:40 pm, Jens Vagelpohl <j... at dataflake.org> wrote:
>> On 5 Feb 2007, at 19:43, Rocky Burt wrote:
>>> On Feb 2, 4:41 pm, Jens Vagelpohl <j... at dataflake.org> wrote:
>>>> OK, sounds good, I misunderstood your email. I suppose the last bit
>>>> left to do now is the custom site manager. Rocky? :)
>>> Yep, looks like I'll be starting on five.localsitemanager pretty
>>> soon.  Although I didn't see if we decided anywhere how that would get
>>> included with CMF (with plone it's pretty simple as we already
>>> distribute python/lib stuff).
>> Not knowing any better I was assuming there'd be a Zope 2-style
>> product, which we could pull in as a SVN external?
> Hm... well, as long as I avoid absolute imports in
> five.localsitemanager there's no reason it couldn't be included into a
> CMF product (perhas CMFCore ?) via svn:externals.

Please don't. Relative imports are evil. It's seriously a big wart in 
Python 2 and will thankfully be fixed in Python 3. Until then I can only 
recommend absolute imports everywhere. Yes, they're more to type, but at 
least I've been bitten too often.

> That's not
> something I'm particularly fond of but I'm not against it.
> But as time moves on this is going to become more and more of an issue
> for CMF (code that isn't expected to live in Products/).


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