Look, a whole bunch of great questions for Wed's IRC chat. :^)

I propose 1PM Eastern on Wed for the chat.  We'll make a more formal
announcement tomorrow. (Right, Ethan?)

--Paul

Jimmie Houchin wrote:
> 
> Are Python Products considered implementation level?
> 
> Or another question. What are the current reasons that Perl Products are
> a no no?
> 
> Where are the lines for having other languages being first class
> citizens of Zope without them being "implementation languages"?
> 
> I think this also goes back to and begs the question of what is core
> Zope and what is built upon it?
> 
> This somewhat could be answered by the modularization of Zope and it's
> companion packages.
> 
> Just a couple of questions to hopefully clarify things.
> 
> Jimmie Houchin
> 
> Paul Everitt wrote:
> > Bill wrote:
> [snip stuff about Perl's OO model]
> > It's funny that you bring this up.  One of the really interesting
> things
> > about this project so far is learning about Perl internals.  You're
> > description is, apparently, pretty accurate.
> >
> > However, the way we've done this mitigates the issue in two ways.
> >
> > First, Perl doesn't need objects to fulfill its job.  Functions are
> > bound to the object system.  All the real stuff (persistence,
> > transactions, etc.) is in Zope (read: Python).  Honestly, the goal
> > really _is_ to make Perl a scripting language for Zope, not an
> > implementation language!  The contract says so!
> >
> > Second, ActiveState will work on improving facilities missing in Perl,
> > such as reflection, to support our requirements (e.g. sniffing at
> method
> > signatures).
> >
> > --Paul

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