[Zope3-dev] RFC: Guide for maintaining software in the Zope repository

Stephan Richter srichter at cosmos.phy.tufts.edu
Fri Aug 24 09:25:14 EDT 2007

On Thursday 23 August 2007 20:37, Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
> I would like to get your comments on it. No matter what this evolves to,
> I wouldn't mind eventually seeing it set in stone with your blessings,
> so that the checkin police can use it as the highway code to issue
> tickets to anyone who's speeding on the repository lane.

I don't like the section on coding style. A while back we agreed that people 
can choose it freely as long as every package in the *namespace* has the same 
style. So for example, ``zope`` and ``z3c`` use the original Zope 3 
styleguide, while ``zc`` uses PEP8 compliance.

This is much easier to keep track of than having to remember every package's 

I personally do not like underscore-style method naming, so I would never use 
it for packages that I am starting from scratch. I do honor other people's 
decisions though, and would always follow the original author's style. 
Consistency is better than correctness in this case. (I usually tend to value 
correctness higher than consistency.)

Stephan Richter
CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student)
Web2k - Web Software Design, Development and Training

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