I have to say I agree, up to a point. I think that monkeypatching goes right to the very heart of the language - Python was written not just to allow it, but it's opperation almost encorages it (Sort of). HOWEVER, I am somewhat against a monkeypatch being made part of the core distribution (No disrespect to the authors of such products - me included), these should be optional downloads, up to the point that the code is rolled into the core codebase.
The call profiler seems to be a very popular feature, and it seems to provide very useful information. It's not rock solid yet (I am sure I even remember it's author saying this a day or so ago), but it will be, and that is the point that it should be considered for rolling in - Possibly to replace the existing debug/profiling stuff, that seems to be somewhat overshadowed by it... Just my 2c (Or 0.02 E, take you pick) Adrian... -- The difficulty of tactical maneuvering consists in turning the devious into the direct, and misfortune into gain. - Sun Tzu ----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Withers" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "seb bacon" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: "Richard Jones" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Casey Duncan" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Anthony Baxter" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Monday, March 04, 2002 12:54 PM Subject: [Zope-dev] Re: MonkeyPatching in the Core (was: Zope 2.6 planning) > seb bacon wrote: > > > > Pros - a tiny performance gain > > Cons - unpredictable interaction with future products; > > I'd rephrase that as a pro: > > Ability to work with products of the future, without the need to understand their inner > workings... > > > not a well-known > > method of distributing products; > > Urm... that I gotta disagree with... > Tehre are now many such products for Zope... > > > not easily discoverable > > What do you mean by discoverable? > > > But perhaps my 'cons' are misplaced? Mostly, I'm uneasy that someone > > looking at ZPublisher code would have no way of knowing that > > CallProfiler hooks into it if it were monkeypatched. > > Yeah they would, 'cos CallProfiler will be well documented beforeit hits a release and > will onyl come into play if explicity enabled. And if you explicitly enable it, you should > read the documentation first... > > cheers, > > Chris > > _______________________________________________ > 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 ) > _______________________________________________ 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 )