[Zope3-dev] RFC: Local Component Management Simplification

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Fri Feb 3 07:38:26 EST 2006

Dominik Huber wrote:
> Jim Fulton wrote:
>> I've updated the proposed APIs. I changed wording from "provide" to 
>> "register"
>> as "unprovide" doesn't make sense. (This also conglicts less with 
>> existing APIs.)
> I like the new wording. Do you offer the new wording within the zapi 
> too?

I'd prefer to get rid of zapi.  Back when we used context wrappers,
there were a lot more dead chickens in our code that zapi helped
to manage.  I personally never (well almost never) use zapi anymore.

I would say that, in general, indirection is bad.  In many cases,
indirection is also good.  It should only be used when the good of
a particular indirection significantly outweighs the bad.  IMO,
the benefits of zapi don't outweight it's inherent obfuscation.


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