On 01/06/12 15:54, Jacob Kaplan-Moss wrote: > On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 10:14 AM, Victor Hooi <victorh...@gmail.com> wrote: >> The reason for my post - is there anything from the Django core as a whole >> on this? What's the future roadmap like in terms of CBV's? Are there going >> to be any changes to it, or are we safe to assume things will be as they are >> now. > > I think as a whole we're.... divided. Luke's opinions differ from > mine, and it's entirely unclear to me who's "right" or even if there's > a "right" to be had. And that's just the two of us!
I personally found all the responses and discussion really enlightening, and it moderated my opinions somewhat. Here are the things I'd like to actually see change: 1) An easy one: Some documentation to the effect of this: "The Django-supplied CBV base classes may not be the best fit for your project. Consider two alternatives - use a function, or write your own base classes." I'm happy to write that paragraph if others agree. 2) A harder one: nicer functional way of using CBVs in the simple case, so they can be used from traditional function view without subclassing. In theory, you can do this: def my_view(request): return ListView.as_view(template_name='foo.html') However, you've got a few problems: * you can't pass in the extra context you need, which is pretty much a crucial requirement * you have some gotchas with things like POST requests. I found I had to write something like this snippet: https://gist.github.com/2596285 But it's not ideal in a number of ways, like needing its own documentation, since it doesn't just set parameters on ListView. Luke -- O'REILLY'S LAW OF THE KITCHEN Cleanliness is next to impossible. Luke Plant || http://lukeplant.me.uk/ -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Django developers" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to django-developers+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/django-developers?hl=en.