[Zope3-dev] Re: One namespace for ZCML

Philipp von Weitershausen philipp at weitershausen.de
Wed Feb 15 07:59:34 EST 2006

Tres Seaver wrote:
>>>>>>>- Many of the objected-to directives exist precisely because people
>>>>>>>did not want to type the much more verbose equivalents which were
>>>>>>>the original, "cleaner" spellings.
>>>>>>Or perhaps people just thought that people wouldn't want to type in some
>>>>>>extra stuff. Because I think they do if it helps them remember and
>>>>>>understand better.
>>>>The origin of the "dead chicken" meme, was Guido (and others) who
>>>>objected to the mistake-prone typing required by the earliest set of
>>>>directievs we had;  Guido called them "dead chickens".
>>>If you see any dead chicken around the corner in my Reducing the amount
>>>fo ZCML directives proposal, please let me know in detail.
> I'm just trying to point out that we added "convenience" directives in
> order to address earlier usability complaints about the (theoretically
> cleaner) original directive set.

I realize that and I think at least the concern was valid. As for the
solution, I rather prefer the convenience (which reads for me as
"automation" when it get rids of dead chicken direcives) to be in Python.


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