[Rajeev J Sebastian]
>>> Is there some means provided by ZODB/Zeo by which I can get notified
>>> about changes to certain objects after performing sync() ?

[Tim Peters]
>> There is not.  Object state is loaded by calling its __setstate__()
>> method, and you may be able to hack something out of that, but you would
>> need a good understanding of the implementation to do more good than
>> harm playing at that level.

Jim Fulton]
> But such a feature could be really nice to have.

There are more of those than I can count <0.6 wink>.

>>> Also, is it possible to have sync() run automatically (ie, without me
>>> calling it after a timeout) ?

> We should probably think harder about the semantics of sync. But it
> implied a transaction boundary -- specifically, an abort. You wouldn't
> want this to happen automatically.

I assume Rajeev doesn't really want to call sync() automatically, because
that's never what anyone asking that question really wants.  What they
invariably _want_ is for ZEO to process invalidations by magic, and they've
been calling sync() manually as a way to get that to happen.

>> ZEO is intended to be run with an asyncore mainloop running too.  There
>> was a thread about that here just last week, starting here:
>>     http://mail.zope.org/pipermail/zodb-dev/2005-April/008722.html

> We can do a lot better though, especially now that we have the
> ISynchronizer API.  I would argue that a conection that gets an
> afterCompletion call should call sync on it's storage.  This would have
> avoided the problem cited above I think.

Anyone see a reason not to?  afterCompletion currently pumps out
invalidations (in ZODB 3.4; doesn't exist in ZODB 3.2), but doesn't call
sync on its storage.

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