Tres Seaver wrote:
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Sidnei da Silva wrote:

On Thu, Jan 26, 2006 at 02:02:19PM +0000, Chris Withers wrote:
| Sidnei da Silva wrote:
| >
| >My original intention was to put the config file location in the
| >ZConfig schema, but that's *waaaay* too painful right now.
| | What's the specific problem here? I find adding to ZConfig schemas | pretty easy...

Yet you find ZCML declaring namespaces in ZCML files
annoying *wink*. Sometimes I don't understand you :)

+1 to that.  I think Chris doesn't really believe in the Second Law of
Python (according to the prophet Peters).

No, Chris just doesn't like XML namespaces. You can still have explicitness without XML namespaces.

I think I'm starting to grasp the XML division among Zope developers. ZConfig schema definitions use a conventional style of XML with deeply nested elements, text nodes, and no namespaces, while ZCML uses its own style with minimal nesting, many attributes, and many namespaces. Many of us have a strong preference for one style or the other and we're perplexed that others would actually prefer their crazy style.

I remember that Jim once presented two XML samples and asked which one was more readable. I preferred many elements over many attributes. He preferred the opposite. I thought he was crazy, and as I recall, he thought I was crazy, too. :-)

This division probably exists because there is no widely accepted "Zen of XML". Perl and C/C++ programmers have a similar problem. From what I can tell, open source Perl and C/C++ projects solve the problem by either combining many styles, or by telling contributors they have to mimic the style the existing code uses, regardless of how peculiar the style is.

Eh... I guess every mailing list ends up battling over style concerns. The least important issues lead to the biggest battles. After I throw some quotes and colons at you, you can throw some angle brackets and ambiguous whitespace at me, then we'll call a truce. :-)

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