On Tue, 26 Sep 2000 07:42:29 -0400, Jim Fulton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

>Toby Dickenson wrote:
>> >I'm not sure exactly what problem you are refering to. It sound's
>> >like an issue of depending on a specific acquired name and having
>> >the name overridden with something bogus. Is that it?
>> There are two related issues that conspire to make the problem hard:
>> A. What you descibe above, that looks like it will be fixed in part
>>    by NO_SUBOBJECTS_OVERRIDE (which looks great). The outstanding
>>    issue is what happens when a new version of a product wants to
>>    add a new NO_SUBOBJECTS_OVERRIDE name (when objects of that
>>    name may already exist in old subobjects).
>I think that there should be some discussion of this design
>pattern. Specifically, I'm not sure I like the idea of an application
>that depends on fixed names in a hierarchy. In fact, I know I
>don't. :)

The technique isnt nice, but its hardly unconventional. the REQUEST
object (as in self.REQUEST) is a good example.

>*I* would like to see this discussion happen in a Wiki,
>but I won't insist. :)  FWIW, it will be much more likely
>for me to make comments in a wiki, especially if someone
>sends me the wiki link when they are ready for comments.

I start something later this week.

Toby Dickenson

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