On Nov 25, 2009, at 11:54 AM, Chris McDonough wrote: > Gary Poster wrote: >> FWIW, I'm saying that utilities and adapters are different. I share >> your/Martijn's/other people's general thoughts about merging adapters and >> multiadapters in the interface __call__ syntax. > > There might should be more obvious APIs for just *retrieving* an adapter > based on a set of interfaces; it's useful to be able to retrieve an adapter > without invoking it. Currently this is possible via > registry.adapters.loookup, which is fine. > > And I know it's heresy, but sometimes I register something as an "adapter" > that is not callable with the number of arguments I'm adapting it with. > Sometimes its convenient to register something that gets adapted using a > number of arguments that doesn't match the adaptation arguments. > > If some set of ZCA APIs made it the responsibility of the *caller* to invoke > the adapter with arguments would go a long way between normalizing the > difference between utilities and adapters (because they would essentially > then be the same thing).
Yeah, this is one of my goals too. Gary _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - Zope-Dev@zope.org https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )