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On 07/07/2011 03:24 AM, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> On 07/06/2011 10:59 AM, Hanno Schlichting wrote:
>> The ZMI is a highly insecure, completely outdated and
>> user-unfriendly interface.
> As I read this, I got an idea for a possible way forward. I haven't
> been reading zope-dev much lately, so forgive me if something like
> this has been mentioned already.
> What if we had decorators that let us disable old code by default,
> yet allowed users to enable the old code with configuration?
> Something like this:
> import zope.oldcode
> class SomeClass(SimpleObject):
> @zope.oldcode.zmi def manage_edit(self, REQUEST): # ...
> The idea here is we'll create a zope.oldcode egg and fill it with
> decorators for pervasive features of Zope that need to be removed
> over time, such as the current ZMI. We'll also create a
> configuration switch for each of those old features so that people
> can keep using them for a reasonable period of time. When the "zmi"
> feature is disabled, the code above will replace the manage_edit
> method with a "zope.oldcode.Disabled" object that raises a helpful
> exception if anyone tries to call it.
> It would also be good to make these decorators implement __nonzero__
> to allow conditional attribute definition:
> if zope.oldcode.zmi: manage_properties = (...)
> I would want to make sure conditional tests are possible as well:
> @zope.oldcode.zmi def test_manage_edit(self): # ...
> (The zope.oldcode package probably ought to enable all old features
> by default when running tests.)
> What do you think?
Neat -- sounds like an interesting thing to try a "spike" on, anyway.
Tres Seaver +1 540-429-0999 tsea...@palladion.com
Palladion Software "Excellence by Design" http://palladion.com
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