[Twisted-Python] Components

Christopher Armstrong radix at twistedmatrix.com
Thu Feb 26 19:34:59 EST 2004

Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> Stop trying to understand it and just use it.  ;)  Seriously, though, I 
> think that Twisted's Interface/Adapter How-To is the kind of 
> documentation I *should* have written for PyProtocols.  The PyProtocols 
> docs were biased towards proving that its framework is consistent and 
> useful for all sorts of tricky edge cases and advanced interface usages, 
> instead of just saying, "here, this is what you can do".  In particular, 
> I wanted to show Jim Fulton that adaptation is more fundamental than 
> interface implementation, because you can represent the latter as a 
> special case of the former.  (i.e., the NO_ADAPTER_NEEDED adapter.)
> So, as you can see right there, writing docs with Jim Fulton in mind as 
> the intended audience is where I made my big mistake.  :)

Hmm, yeah, I think it would be helpful to have a document that mixes 1) 
explanation of interfaces/adaptors and why you need them and 2) basic 
introduction to PyProtocols to do what is outlined in #1. This is 
basically what the Twisted components howto is, but the Twisted 
components howto is pretty crappy, IMO :-) There's a lot of room for 
improvement in it even in that limited scope.

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