[Web-SIG] more comments on Paste Deploy

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Mon Mar 5 13:05:27 CET 2007

On Mar 3, 2007, at 3:54 PM, Ian Bicking wrote:

> Chad Whitacre wrote:
>> All,
>> Thanks, Jim and Ian, for bringing this discussion online.
>> I have two hesitations with Paste Deploy:
>>    1. The configuration syntax is really complex. I'm much more
>>       comfortable with multiple simpler config files.
> Is it really that complex?

I don't think so, otoh, you make some good points. :)

> There's a few too many ways to do middleware
> around applications, I'm afraid.


>   get/set is really a rather obscure
> feature that I seldom use.

I don't remember seeing this in the documentation.

>   The distinction between "composite" and
> "app" isn't necessary, I think.


> The ability to inherit from sections is really useful IMHO (though not
> well described in documentation); that's where you do something like
> "use = other_section", and then add settings that override that other
> section's settings.

Yes, but the way it is overloaded with selecting an entry point and  
referring to another configuration file is confusing.  I


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