[Zope3-Users] Re: Using dotted package names
Philipp von Weitershausen
philipp at weitershausen.de
Sat Sep 23 11:32:59 EDT 2006
George Lee wrote:
> I am trying to be a good programmer and create pure Zope packages instead of
> Plone products when possible.
That's great! Note that you will either need Zope 2.10 or Zope 2.9 +
Five 1.4 for this.
> How do dotted package names (like plone.portlets or dotted.name) work? In
> \zopeinstance\lib\python, is the package actually in
> \zopeinstance\lib\python\dotted.name, or is it in
> What is the purpose of using the dotted name?
Short answer: package namespaces.
Long answer: Say you're creating a widget library. You could call your
package simply "widget". But then if I create a widget library and
called it "widget", too, we'd have a conflict and couldn't use them at
the same time. That's why you call your package "george.widget" and I'll
call my package "philikon.widget". Makes sense?
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