[Zope3-Users] Re: Simple Sources tutorial?

Philipp von Weitershausen philipp at weitershausen.de
Thu Sep 7 15:49:43 EDT 2006

Alec Munro wrote:
> On 9/7/06, Philipp von Weitershausen <philipp at weitershausen.de> wrote:
>> Fred Drake wrote:
>> > On 9/6/06, Stephan Richter
>> > <srichter at cosmos.phy.tufts.edu> wrote:
>> >> I still use vocabularies. I still don't get sources. Vocabularies have
>> >> not
>> >> been deprecated yet. I think sources have to become much more
>> >> developer-friendly before finding wide-spread support.
>> >
>> > Odd that you should mention this.  ;-)  We have a component that
>> > should make many of the common cases *much* easier to work with for
>> > sources.  I expect it will be ZPLed, but don't know when.
>> I think I "got" sources, but I agree with Stephan: They're hard to work
>> with in the common case. It would be great if they became easier. I'm
>> looking forward to the open-sourcing of that component!
>> Philipp
> Interesting. I'll probably revert to vocabularies, but keep a close
> eye on Fred's component. I never particularly had a problem with
> vocabularies, but I did think there were probably ways to streamline
> their use, and I kind of assumed that's what sources would do.

Sources are "purer" because they don't mix the data source with its 
representation (vocabularies require terms). But that also makes them 
harder to set up.


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