[Zope3-Users] Re: ZCML, practicality,
purity (was "Excellent perspective...")
chrism at plope.com
Thu Dec 22 10:53:36 EST 2005
I assume this means you've given up on the idea of creating a GUI
ZCML configuration tool, the?
On Dec 22, 2005, at 10:44 AM, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> Wade Leftwich wrote:
>> If ZCML (a/k/a The Right Way) is keeping fairly smart developers from
>> trying Z3, then maybe we need an alternative (a/k/a What People Think
>> They Want).
> Are you sure ZCML is The Right Way? I know its purpose (since I
> helped invent Zope 3): to combine configurations by multiple
> developers without imposing a particular workflow. However, I
> maintain that Python code could do the job better. The Python code
> I have in mind is not the same as Jeffrey's examples. I'll
> elaborate if there's interest.
>> Would it make sense to publish a recommended way to configure Z3 apps
>> completely via Python? Just for people who can't get past ZCML?
> Well, I wouldn't say the people I know "can't get past" ZCML.
> They're smart, and learning an XML schema is not a big effort.
> However, for someone coming from Java frameworks, yet another XML
> format is a big mark against Zope, making RoR and other frameworks
> much more attractive. It's also a mark against Python, since it
> seems to indicate that Python is too weak to implement a
> configuration mini-language.
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