Right, sorry. I've been out of the loop. I haven't been keeping up with the latest goings on.

FWIW, I recently needed to emulate this machinery for "Basket" so I can sympathize with wanting to make it saner, but I question the wisdom of deprecating 'methods'.

IMHO, we should ignore the fact that the lookup for "methods" attrs comes after the comment that says "Support old-style product metadata". registerClass does not provide an automated way to do what "methods" does. The "new regime" way to do what it does would be to use a Five view, but this wouldn't work for non-URL lookups. So people who use 'methods' now will need to monkeypatch in hideous ways just like the 'methods' stuff does now, in which case why not leave it?

- C

On Jun 12, 2006, at 6:57 AM, yuppie wrote:

Hi Chris!

Chris McDonough wrote:
Jusst out of curiosity, what is the rationale for deprecating "methods"?

It has been deprecated for at least 6 years now, I just added the warnings last year.

I don't know the old discussions, but the comments added here make pretty clear that initialize() was meant to replace '__ac_permissions__', 'meta_types' and 'methods': http://svn.zope.org/Zope/trunk/lib/python/OFS/Application.py? r1=18170&r2=18185

I guess 'methods' was never meant to be used for something else than factory methods.

As Florent already pointed out using it for general monkey patching doesn't look like a good idea. We only can improve the product initialization if we first remove some cruft.



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