[Zope] Newbie: Location of External method files

Vern T Takebayashi vern@hcc.hawaii.edu
Wed, 28 May 2003 12:14:59 -1000 (HST)

Please excuse my ignorance as I am new to Zope.  Is the Extensions folder
in the Zope root directory the only place that Python external method
files can be located?  Or, can external methods be placed in the
Extensions folder of a Product (so that they are only visible within the
scope of that Product).

The reason why I ask this question is that if you have multiple developers
storing external methods in the same folder (which can be accessed
globally) how do you avoid methods with the same name?

A related question I have is about how Zope looks for external methods.
It seems that Zope looks along a certain path, in a way that is different
from normal acquisition traversal.  i.e. you cannot simply locate the
external method in a parent folder and expect Zope to find it.  If someone
could explain how Zope searches for the external methods, I would
appreciate this greatly.

Thanks in advance,


Vern Takebayashi		vern@hcc.hawaii.edu
Honolulu Community College