Just as a follow up to my last comment: I think it would be a very good idea
to have a common framework with the basic distribution for patches (Who cam
up with monkeypatch?? nasty name), and to that end I offer PatchKit as a
starting point. The aim in my sugestion is to allow ideas such as Marc's
here to be applied to patches as well has fully formed products. If all
patches were loaded into a PatchManager, there could be a global off switch,
and an individual off switch for each patch.

This would also encorage patch writers to make their patches in a common
style, that could be easily queried (On the Control_Panel or a sub page) to
report on patches and their basic actions.

I could go on, but I think you can see where I am going here... (Sort of
components I guess) :)

Adrian...

--
The difficulty of tactical maneuvering consists in turning the devious into
the direct, and misfortune into gain.
- Sun Tzu


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To: "Adrian Hungate" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "Chris Withers"
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Subject: Re: [Zope-dev] Re: MonkeyPatching in the Core (was: Zope
2.6planning)


> What about something like apple's Extension Manager, where you could
> disable/enable 'sets' of products?  Though frankly, it's not too tough to
> just move the subdirectory somewhere and restart...  but it would be a way
> to have a TTW way of configuring your Zope, and having the option of
> 'loading up' the distribution with optional stuff (which might be disabled
> by default?)
>
> > From: "Adrian Hungate" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >
> > 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.
>
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