[Framework-Team] Re: Some preliminary Plone 3.0 profiling results

Philipp von Weitershausen philipp at weitershausen.de
Wed Nov 15 13:37:19 UTC 2006

Alexander Limi wrote:
> It seems the portlets stuff is what is making it slower (more about that 
> below), along with globalize.
> So for logged-in, "globalize" and the versioning stuff seems to be the 
> two biggest offenders by an order of magnitude, and seem to both take 
> about the same amount of time.

I wish we could come up with a way to to get rid of the globalize stuff 
sanely. It's an instane overkill to compute this magnitude of values for 
each template, just because a few templates simply "expect" stuff to be 
available. Not to mention that it encourages bad coding practices for 
template authors.

The implementation of globalize is also insane, as it monkeys variables 
into Python stack frames, an approach that depends on the actual 
variable names of code in Zope.

To be honest, I'm not too content with the @@plone view either, but at 
least it provides a saner approach: a definite Python API that can be 
used from ZPT, explicitly (instead of implicitly expecting global stuff).

How do we stop making templates expect global variables? This isn't so 
much a problem in Plone itself as it is for add-on products...

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