[Zope3-dev] Indirection Reporter

Stephan Richter srichter at cosmos.phy.tufts.edu
Mon Feb 13 19:05:36 EST 2006

On Monday 13 February 2006 15:21, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> > But my main question is: How will you be able to do this? :-) I could see
> > a special hook into the adapter lookup. But then you would just get every
> > adapter lookup sorted chronically. Will that be helpful? I think we would
> > have to think very hard about what type of information is useful. If you
> > have ideas, I would love to hear them.
> A simple chronological output might be enough for many cases.  Showing
> stack context might help.  Filtering will probably provide for most
> other needs.  Users will normally use this with some question in mind,
> like "what browser views is this page using?"  To answer that question,
> the user will probably filter the report to show only adaptation from
> (any_object, IBrowserRequest).  We'll need experience with the tool to
> find out what filters are most useful.  Then we'll provide a menu of
> predefined filters.

I would expect there to be many, many lookups. But maybe it is also a way to 
tell which lookups are done a lot. So, I would love to see an initial 
implementation that shows a simple list. I think this should be a quick 
thing. I think the difficulty will be in the filtering tools.

Stephan Richter
CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student)
Web2k - Web Software Design, Development and Training

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