[Zope3-dev] Re: Zope 3 web root

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Wed Feb 15 19:37:18 EST 2006

Max M wrote:
> The problem is that all the people used to LAMP will come to Zope and 
> think "Well I will need to think differently here. Thats a bother. I 
> will use sql for everything like usual." And so we will get a lot of 
> duplicated efforts and half-baked Zope developers, who will desperately 
> try to use Zope for SQL development.

Because of this concern, I'm putting this off for a while.  I think it 
addresses a major hole in Zope, but it also creates two ways to 
accomplish similar tasks without a clear division between the two ways. 
  Note that the Python language, despite its philosophy, has at least 
two ways to accomplish things: with functions or with classes.  In this 
case, two ways are definitely better than one, IMHO.

But before Zope acquires a new way to create web sites, we need to 
better understand whether that's a burden Zope ought to bear.  It could 
turn out that people who don't want ZODB really shouldn't use Zope at 
all.  I would find that conclusion disheartening, but maybe it's realistic.


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