-1, it is not really a problem. As Chris pointed out, this will be hard to explain in documentation, but I think it will not be as big of a pain as requiring 3rd parties to change their code (this is for both, Zope 2 and 3). Furthermore, I really dislike the option of renaming "zope" in Zope 3 to something else.
If you have a directory structure like lib/python Zope zope3/zope where both, 'lib/python' and 'lib/python/zope3' are in the path, then this is pretty obvious. I think that only advanced Zope 2.8+ programmers will want to use both Zope 2 and 3 functionality, so that educating them about this is much easier than educating the scripter. Regards, Stephan On Wednesday 14 April 2004 09:00, Jim Fulton wrote: > Jim Fulton wrote: > > Zope 2 has a package named "Zope". Zope 3 has a package named "zope". > > Starting with Zope 2.8, parts of Zope 3 will be included in Zope 2. > > As things stand, this will require having both "Zope" and "zope" > > packages. Python can handle this fine, however, it will require putting > > the packages in separate directories (for Windows). A typical Zope > > installation will probably add at least two directories to the Python > > path, for: > > > > - The Zope software > > > > - Instance (site) specific packages > > > > So adding two directories, rather than one for the Zope software isn't > > a big deal. > > > > Of course, having two packages with names differing only in case is a > > bit ugly. > > > > Do we want to consider renaming one or both of these packages > > to avoid the conflict? > > I should have been clearer. > > The first question is: > > Is it a problem to have two packages with names differing only in case? > > I haven't gotten as many responses on this as I expected. I'll try to > summarize so far: > > - Chris feels strongly that this is a problem > > - I've been swayed by Chris' response from neutral to thinking that this > is a problem. > > - Tres seems not to think this is a problem, but I'm not sure. > > - Fred doesn't seem to think this is a problem. > > - I can't tell from Robert's and Stephans responses whether they think this > is a problem or not. > > Perhaps we can get more input on whether there's a problem. > > A response with a positive sign (e.g. +1, +0, +2, ...) indicates > agreement that this is a probelm. :) > > Jim -- Stephan Richter CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student) Web2k - Web Software Design, Development and Training _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )