glyph at twistedmatrix.com
Mon Jul 21 04:47:27 EDT 2003
On Sunday, July 20, 2003, at 03:39 PM, Moshe Zadka wrote:
> As many of you know, using guard (the webby interface to
> has been a thorny issue with Twisted. Christopher Armstrong and I wrote
> a module which hides many of the details of using guard, and supplies
> a much more usable interface.
For the record, I think this code is awful, and I am sad that my lack
of time for documentation has made something like this necessary.
What simpleguard lets you avoid is writing a domain abstraction outside
of your web code. While this may seem attractive, it is a parlor trick
to reduce linecount in trivialized examples, not a sensible way to
architect an application or even a middling-small site.
I would urge all Twisted users to please avoid simpleguard, as I would
like to remove it in a future release of Twisted. Paul Swartz and I
are working on more detailed documentation of newcred, but until then
there are the mailing list messages last month in the thread "lies,
damn lies, and stable interfaces" to which I humbly refer you all.
However, if the community concensus is really that our users want
something like this I won't take it out. I will just think it's a pity
that HTTP has come to dominate networked application architecture so
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