[Product-Developers] Help identify Plone's API

Ricardo Newbery ric at digitalmarbles.com
Sun May 17 19:31:33 UTC 2009

On May 17, 2009, at 12:20 PM, Ricardo Newbery wrote:

> On May 17, 2009, at 9:02 AM, Martin Aspeli wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> We've recently had some discussions about what Plone's "API" looks  
>> like. The challenge, of course, is that so many things are  
>> customisable, so "the API" is really a very loose term, when you  
>> can call just about anything.
>> That said, I think there are about 50-100 interfaces/tools/ 
>> functions that cover 80% of what most of us do day-to-day. If we  
>> can capture those, we can do some useful things like:
>> - identify which APIs suck
>> - identify which APIs we're missing (i.e. we end up having to poke  
>> at internals when we should have some clearly defined interface)
>> - identify where we have duplication and can consolidate APIs
>> - document!
> [...]
> Is this a good place to discuss documenting the zope.publisher  
> request/response API?
> FWIW, there has beens some recent talk about changing the  
> implementation using WebOb as a model:
> http://mail.zope.org/pipermail/zope-dev/2009-March/thread.html#34870
> http://docs.zope.org/zopetoolkit/steeringgroup/openissues.html

Again, probably not directly relevant to documenting the *current*  
api, but I forgot to also mention another discussion on the potential  
redesign of zope.publisher:


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