Martijn Faassen wrote:
Does grok support a component architecture where I can use some
components from or is grok a "use it all or nothing
Grok *aims* to support reusing bits of it. It hasn't reached this goal
yet as we focused on making it work first, but has been an explicit
seocndary goal from the beginning last year.
We need to do some things to make this possible:
* Done: Grok's mechanism of scanning for classes and instances in
modules and issuing some form of configuration has been factored out
into the martian library.
* as Philipp mentioned, emit configuration actions instead of component
registrations directly. This is underway, started at the sprint last
week by Godefroid Chapelle.
Great! Where can this work be seen?
* split up Grok into separate components that are independently
reusable, without having to pull in the whole of Grok to use this.
Philipp wanted to start this work but I'm not sure about its status.
There's a branch that works and has tests , but I need to speak to
you about some quirks that the current Grokker story has. Some
refactoring in Martian would make this much easier. I will bring this up
* related to this, Grok turns off some of Zope 3's security
infrastructure (for content objects, not for views). The Grok core
should continue doing this for the forseeable future, but of course if
you want to reuse other bits of Grok standalone this shouldn't come along.
So, this is slowly but surely coming nearer. We want Grok to be a
unified story for most users, so this is not our *primary* goal, but we
do want Grok's work to be reusable in other Zope 3 projects as well.
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