On Mon, 1 May 2006 03:09:00 +0200, Terry Jones firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I'm trying to better understand componentized architectures, protocols, adaptors etc., as done in Python. I've been reading around and have a few questions about the state of play. It would be good to understand where things are, and where they're heading.
It seems there are (or were) 3 efforts to provide components, protocols, adaptors, etc.: Zope, Twisted, PyProtocols.
Today, Twisted simply provides a single global registry on top of Zope Interface's normal layer. Twisted's original interface implementation was derivative of Zope's and introduced some horrible bugs and some interesting ideas; the interesting ideas were incorporated into Zope, and the horrible bugs left behind.
It looks like Twisted is now using the zope module to do this. But I also ran across discussion (on this list, in Feb 2004, I think), about possibly migrating zope's use of components to PyProtocols. Did that happen?
No. Some people liked PyProtocols better, but we had the discussion, we made the decision, and Zope Interface has worked out very well.