[Twisted-Python] shedding root
exarkun at divmod.com
Wed Apr 6 12:33:49 EDT 2005
On Wed, 6 Apr 2005 22:34:02 +0800, Jeff Pitman <symbiont at berlios.de> wrote:
>On Wednesday 06 April 2005 10:23, James Y Knight wrote:
> > > So although it's almost never useful, let's focus on a
> > > plug-in for the mktap utility. That's cute.
> > That intro sure is misleading! The rest of the document doesn't
> > mention mktap or plug-ins at all and in fact does document the
> > currently recommended best practices. Pretend that first paragraph
> > didn't exist.
> So, should there be a deprecation warning when running mktap too? I see
> it plenty with *.tml plugin stuff... why not in plain mktap without
> stuff like buildbot, pynfo, et al. Plus a pointer like "see
> http://twistedmatrix.com/whynottap.html" would be nice.
There's no reason to break existing deployments, or even encourage authors to switch away from their current tap plugins, if tap plugins are satisfying their requirements. Deprecating mktap would just create a lot of unnecessary work.
A document explaining the capabilities and shortcomings of tap plugins and comparing these to the other options for deploying a Twisted application is a great idea.
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