At 12:21 PM 12/4/01 +0100, Godefroid Chapelle wrote: >I would like to get a better idea of what 'Zope rebuilt from the ground up >includes'.
Code that isn't crufty! Now with the new, sparkling clear look of Interfaces, and a zesty twist of tests! Objects that don't peer and poke at other objects' private parts! Yay! As someone who's written products that do "Deep Magic" hacking in Zope 2, I am *ecstatic* at the overall direction the Zope 3X code is taking. Have a look at the CVS and see for yourself. My fond hope is that in Zope 3 the need for ZPatterns will disappear completely. It looks so far like it *could*; the real test will be whether Zope.App policies end up including anything that relies on persistence or the performance characteristics of ZODB-ish data structures. If none of those "bad expectations" get carried into Z3, ZPatterns as a product will become irrelevant - you will be able to do whatever you need to simply by writing Python code to the Z3 API's. It also looks as though the work I've done and am doing now on TransWarp will slide straight into Z3 with only a small amount of lubrication required. >For me, Zope is also used to produce non Markup language (for ex emails) >which you cannot use ZPT for. > >So would the new Zope been limited to ML ? Actually, although Zope 3X doesn't support DTML, the DocumentTemplate package is still there; there's nothing stopping you from using it in code of your own. It's just not wrapped in the nice Method objects it used to be in. And if you look at the FAQ you quoted, it does note that DTML *will* be available in Zope 3, just not 3X. I personally would like to see ZPT support plain text at some point, and it already has some of the things necessary to do it. But that's a separate issue from Zope 3X or Zope 3 itself. _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://lists.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )