> The Zope core is *written* in python (with hotspots coded in python
> modules written in C), not just integrated with it.  Since DTML
> must be interpreted by the Zope core (an interpreter running in an
> interpreter), whereas the python code in an external method is
> simply (more or less) executed (just one interpretation level), I
> would expect external methods and python products to be a lot faster
> than the same functionality coded in DTML.  But I'm speculating
> here based only on my current mental model of how Zope works, so
> I could be wrong <grin>.

I agree, again Im no expert, but from what I understand DTML is parsed into
Python and then executed. You can skip that step altogether by not using
DTML. I also find DTML is rather painful and anything involving 5 or 6 lines
of DTML can be coded in *less* lines of more efficient Python!


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