[Zope] Re: [Zope-dev] Proposed installation changes for review

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 11 Mar 2003 07:03:50 -0500

> The point I'm trying to make is that Zope has learned nothing from the
> UNIX philosophy.  Yes, you can extend the config schema.  You can grow
> new, better config files, of extraordinary magnitude.  The
> all-powerful server will grow from being all-powerful to being
> all-powerful + n.  It will be able to read mail.  Its heralds shall
> sit upon mountain high throwns hewn of the finest O'Reilly and New
> Riders scripture.  But lo, still you won't be able to do something as
> mundane as limit the memory the FTP server is able to consume without
> affecting the HTTP server.
> Fracture the server infrastructure into small, seperate processes.
> The configuration of the individual pieces becomes trivial.  The
> understanding of the overall data flow improves.  When there's nothing
> left to remove from code, you've won.  Some of the breaks have already
> been made, like the separation of the storage from its front-end.
> Thats good, we need more action along those lines.

You're barking up the wrong tree.  Zope 2 won't change.  Zope 3 is
still in a state of flux, and that's where you should aim your

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)