[Zope] A new list needed?

Mitchell L Model mlm@acm.org
Mon, 22 Oct 2001 20:53:42 -0400

>A zope-hackers type list would be quite useful I think. Anyone else think
>it would be a good idea?

Yes, very much so.  I think a lot of discussions on this list divide 
according to whether the participants are fundamentally programmers 
or not.  It's not just the topics (whether a particular "how to" 
question is for programmers or not is not all that clear, and there 
are gradations), but the way people think and talk about the topics 
that distinguish programmers from non-programmers.  Even the kinds of 
answers they want.  There'd be nothing stopping people from 
subscribing to both, but some people would want only one and 
searching would be more productive if restricted to one.

By the way, I am planning to pay back all the programming help I've 
gotten from this list over the past few months by writing an example 
and document that attempts to capture many programming moves in Zope, 
especially the "how do you call an X from a Y" and "how do you access 
A from a Z" kinds of questions.  I plan to make it a simplified & 
sanitized version of the site I built.  Look for it late November. 
(My project ends next week, and I'll have time to do the writing 
after that.)

	Mitchell L Model
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