[Zope-dev] zope.container analysis

Hanno Schlichting hannosch at hannosch.eu
Fri May 15 05:11:21 EDT 2009

Chris McDonough wrote:
> On 5/14/09 11:05 PM, Chris McDonough wrote:
>> - It depends on zope.filerepresentation but depends only on its interfaces
>>     IReadDirectory, IWriteDirectory, and IDirectoryFactory.
>>     (zope.filerepresentation has 32 transitive dependencies).
> I found out that zope.container<->zope.filerepresentation is a direct circular 
> dependency and that zope.filerepresentation is a package containing only 
> interfaces.  So breaking this dependency won't get us much for zope.container. 
> OTOH, breaking zope.filerepresentation's dependency on zope.container might be a 
> win (I dont know what else depends on zope.filerepresentation). 
> zope.filerepresentation depends only on zope.container.interfaces.IReadContainer 
> and zope.container.interfaces.IWriteContainer.

I'd favor moving the interfaces from zope.filerepresentation into
zope.container itself and abandoning the zope.filerepresentation package.


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