[Product-Developers] Is there a way to "browse" the ZCA machinery?

Ross Patterson me at rpatterson.net
Wed Apr 6 01:50:49 UTC 2011

Dylan Jay <djay at pretaweb.com> writes:

> On 06/04/2011, at 9:05 AM, Ross Patterson wrote:
>> Noe Misael Nieto Arroyo <noe at iservices.com.mx>
>> writes:
>>> Sometimes reading code does not give a clear understanding of which
>>> bits of code are being used when working with utilities, components
>>> etc..
>>> It may be that I still don't quite understand the ZCA Machinery, but,
>>> is there a way to "browse" or graph all the relations between
>>> Utilities, adapters, and so on?
>> At a sprint a while back, I made an attempt to graft zope.app.apidoc
>> onto Plone.  zope.app.apidoc is essentially a ZCA browser.  I got an
>> initial prototype working but there were still many errors.  You can
>> check it out at:
>>    plone-coredev/experimental/apidoc.cfg
> +1
> I think this could be a huge win if this existed. Currently you have
> to know the code quite well and be very handy with grep to know how to
> traverse who adapts what in a live Plone system. The simpler we can
> make that for newbies to understand the better off we are :)
> Good GSoC project maybe for any students out there?

Yeah, or a sprint topic.  I'm game for


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