[Grok-dev] No-ZCML story

Wichert Akkerman wichert at wiggy.net
Sat Aug 1 09:53:30 EDT 2009

On 8/1/09 1:07 PM, Martin Aspeli wrote:
> Christian Theune wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I just wondered: is there a wish to get rid of the small ZCML part that
>> we need?
>> I just realized that we could use entry points to automatically grok stuff.
> -0.5
> I think ZCML still has its place as a *configuration* language (as
> opposed to a component wiring mechanism for default components).

That suggests things like debug mode, port bindings, zodb location, etc. 
should also be configured using zcml. I don't see anyone pushing towards 
that. Right now configuration is split over two places, and 
configuration and wiring are mixed in zcml (and grok complicates that 
somewhat by allowing for wiring in both zcml and code). Cleaning that up 
by either removing all configuration out of zcml, or all into zcml feels 
like a worthwile effort.


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