[Zope3-dev] RFC: zopeproject

Michael R. Bernstein michael at fandomhome.com
Wed Aug 1 13:41:37 EDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-07-26 at 23:17 +0200, Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
> On 18 Jul 2007, at 22:34 , Maciej Wisniowski wrote:
> >> I will add this to the zopeproject docs. I wonder:
> >>
> >> * Would it help if the 'myzopeapp' package would not be in the
> top- 
> >> level MyZopeApp directory, but in a 'src' directory below  
> >> MyZopeApp? Would that make it clearer where to go?
> >>
> >> * grokproject actually also creates a "hello world" browser page.  
> >> That way there's some initial code there and people might know  
> >> better where to go in and change stuff. Would that help? Or would  
> >> that be too much unnecessary boilerplate?
> > For me, second approach is more clear but even simple README.txt,
> > located at new project's folder, with description of next steps,  
> > should be enough.
> The problem with boilerplate README files is that they're never  
> changes after the fact, therefore making it look like your code has  
> documentation while in fact it's just the unchanged boilerplate. At  
> least the code *has* to be changed to make something useful out of
> it. 

Hmm. Perhaps both sets of requirements can be satisfied by generating a
REPLACEME (or RENAMEME, or EDITME) file with the boilerplate in it. That
should still help a newbie get things going while making it clear that
it is not (yet) actual documentation for the new code.

- Michael
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