On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 16:28, Martijn Faassen <faas...@startifact.com> wrote:
> * abstract factory not called on an object ("utility factory",
> In: the requested interface
> Process: look up factory. Call factory.
> Out: a new instance that provides the requested interface
When would you need this? As I understand it, the only difference from
the normal utility lookup is that you don't get singletons. IMO that
breaks the concept of what a utility is, so null-adaption is a better
name for that, but that still means you adapt nothing, so it's not an
adapter either. :-)
> * abstract instance retrieval for an object ("utility associated with an
> instance", "adapting to an existing instance")
> In: the requested interface, one or more instances.
> Process: look up instance with input instances as "context".
> Out: a previously registered instance that provides
> the requested interface
Hmm. Singleton adapters, in other words. I can see that as useful, sure.
Lennart Regebro: Python, Zope, Plone, Grok
+33 661 58 14 64
Zope-Dev maillist - Zope-Dev@zope.org
** No cross posts or HTML encoding! **
(Related lists -