On Sun, Sep 7, 2014 at 5:37 AM, Thierry Florac <tflo...@ulthar.net> wrote: > > Hi, > > I think ZCA doesn't do "so much more" than implement a few object design > patterns and provide a very flexible components registry framework. > I'm working mainly on developing new framework-like packages and I just > can't work without it except by re-inventing it! > > Many users blame ZCML just because it's XML !
As well they should! 0.5 ;) > But it's just configuration, and separating configuration from > Python code is one of the greatest benefits of ZCML, mainly while > working on huge projects. The XML format is just a detail and is > probably not so worse than many INI-like or text based configuration > format; and at least it's a de-facto standard. When I started working on zcml, it used a very light-weight but custom syntax. I was talked in to using XML by someone who later complained about it. :) I regret not sticking with the lighter weight syntax. Jim P.S. ZCML uses a pretty lightweight style of XML, relying more on attributes than on nested elements. Ironically/typically I was criticized for this by XML purists. -- Jim Fulton http://www.linkedin.com/in/jimfulton _______________________________________________ Zope3-users mailing list Zope3firstname.lastname@example.org https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope3-users