On Wed, Jul 30, 2003 at 04:49:19PM -0400, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> I'm tired of this. 

Yes indeed :-)

> Do you have a better alternative to subpath 
> prefixes?  The constraints are tight:

> - You have to provide an easy way to access APIs.  It's important for 
> Zope 3.

are you talking about things like z3 services?
and/or zope 2 API stuff like foo.objectItems?

> - You have to provide a way to explicitly acquire.  It's important for 
> Zope 3!
> - You can't use Python statements in templates.

right, expressions only...

> - Everyone is going to argue over your solution for months.

really???? :-)

> I've tried very hard to invent a way to solve the problems with path 
> expressions without changing TALES.  I can't.  So I gave myself the 
> flexibility of using just one character that was reserved anyway in path 
> expressions, and the solution fell out.
> If you want to look for a solution, consider using *only* Python 
> expressions--no path expressions.  You'll get a lot of mileage that way, 
> but at the expense of syntax clashes.  Who knows, you might find a 
> pretty good solution.

I think this is what I'm going to investigate.
Who knows, I might find only bad solutions :-)


Paul Winkler
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