[Zope-CMF] Re: Tools as local utilities

Jens Vagelpohl jens at dataflake.org
Wed Feb 7 04:56:52 EST 2007

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On 7 Feb 2007, at 01:58, Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
> Eggs contain Python packages. How you deploy the Python packages is  
> your choice. If you like copying or symlinking, fine. And, heck,  
> you can still symlink your products to Products. Nobody's getting  
> rid of Products. But please-oh-please let us start developing new  
> things in regular packages so that we can
> a) make use of the tools provided to us by the greater Python  
> community
> b) ease other Python programmers into Zope (no more weird Products,  
> no more "Zope stinks", no more "Zope is its own universe"). Some of  
> us *like* reaching out.
> c) make things easier for *ourselves* (being able to test a simple  
> Python package outside the context of a full-blown Zope instance is  
> a tremendous win).

I won't grace the uncalled-for sarcasm with an answer. You  
misunderstand my point. I simply don't want the existing dead-simple  
way of creating quick sandboxes be replaced by some mechanism where I  
need to start writing configuration files or learn some wondrous  
framework, just because it's been decreed the technology du jour.


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