-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

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