[Zope-dev] RFC: Site -> Locus

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Thu May 28 08:46:11 EDT 2009

Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> Previously Martijn Faassen wrote:
>> I propose we use the word 'Locus' instead of 'Site'. This word doesn't 
>> have a lot of connotations in the web programming world, and people can 
>> guess by simply looking at the word it might have something to do with 
>> *local* components. It's also short.
> I don't see short as a very important quality here. It is not a name you
> have to type in often, so I would prefer something more descriptive. How
> about "componentroot" or "componentcontainer"..

I do find short an important quality here, because I find myself typing 
"getSite()" frequently, and in tests, "setSite" as well. It's also 
something one talks about.

A site isn't a container, I'll note. A site is something that has local 
components registered but doesn't need to be implemented as a container 
at all.



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