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Proposals Table of Contents Last edited on Jan 20, 2001 10:25 pm
ChrisW (20/7)

I don't see the need for the _addableIn function. Why not just have an _addableIn property of the class (is that possible?) that is a list containing the meta_types of object managers that the class can be added in. The ObjectManagerx patch would then become trivial:

   if self.meta_type in class_to_be_added.__class__._addableIn:
      # code to add it
      # die with error

Itamar (30/7)

I feel that you should be able to limit adding of objects by other parameters as well, e.g. ensuring that one of your ancestors, not just your immediate parent, has a specific meta_type.

Limiting by meta_type of parent is useful of course, but I'd rather not limit the developer's power to develop more sophisticated tests.

Brian (31/7)

I agree that the interface to whatever we end up implementing for restricted creation should be a method or set of methods. In fact, history has proven quite adequately (to me, anyway) that all interfaces should avoid direct attribute access, even if using methods doesn't appear to buy you anything for the immediate goals. Witness the debacle of trying to figure out the id of an object from within DTML. :^) Using methods is future-proofing.

Jim (Aug 1)

I like this proposal.

It doesn't make sense to define this as a class method, because:

  • Python doesn't have class methods. ;)

  • Not all constructors are associated with classes.

The function should be an optional key, named filter, in the meta-type mapping object associated with the constructor.

There should be a filter argument added to the registerClass method of ProductContext objects that would allow this function to be specified in Python product initialization code. There should be a filter option added to factories to allow a method to be provded for factories.

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