[Zope3-Users] getId in zope3?

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Sun Nov 5 16:35:03 EST 2006

Fred Drake wrote:
> On 11/5/06, Stephan Richter <srichter at cosmos.phy.tufts.edu> wrote:
>> This is officially an implementation detail; 
>> zope.traversing.api.getName() is
>> the API call.
> Interesting; I'd never known it was anything other than __name__.
> These APIs just keep changing...

No, the APIs haven't changed.  It's really a question of best practice
and that evolves over time.  We created a formal API, getName,
because we were queasy about exposing __name__.  In practice, there
is no other implementation and using __name__ is cleaner in a lot of
ways, IMO.


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