On Wednesday 29 June 2005 04:17, Florent Guillaume wrote:
> > +def renderItems(content, start='', repeat='%s', separator='',  
> > end='', **kw):
> > +    if IMenuItems.providedBy(content):
> > +        items_markup = [start]
> > +        items_append = items_markup.append
> > +        for item in content:
> > +            items_append(repeat % (item['url'], item['title']))
> > +            items_append(separator)
> > +        items_append(end)
> > +        return ''.join(items_markup)
> > +    else:
> > +        return ''
>
> In general in Zope 3 it's my understanding that it's better to do
>
> try:
>      c = IMenuItems(content)
> except ComponentLookupError:
>      return ''
> ... c used as iterable ...
> return ...
>
> than testing directly for the provided interface, as it gives an  
> opportunity for an adapter to do its job. It's probably slower  
> though, and maybe not a pattern generally used for marker interfaces.  
> Opinions ?

Well, we did not have a solid opinion on this yet. Certainly, the style guide 
says nothing about this. But I agree we should start looking up adapters all 
of the time, instead of checking for provided interfaces. I think this is 
something we should bring up on zope3-dev.

Regards,
Stephan
-- 
Stephan Richter
CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student)
Web2k - Web Software Design, Development and Training
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