> Can someone explain why the test below  (test_persistence) is failing?
> I am adding an attribute after object creation with __setstate__, but
> I can't get the new attribute to persist.
> 
> ------------------------------------------------
> import transaction
> import unittest
> from persistent import Persistent
> from ZODB import FileStorage, DB
> 
> TMP_DB = 'zodb-test-filestorage.fs'
> 
> class User(Persistent):
>     def __init__(self):
>         pass
>     def __setstate__(self, state):
>         Persistent.__setstate__(self, state)
>         if not hasattr(self, 'color'):
>             self.color = 'blue'
>     def getColor(self):
>         return self.color
>     def setColor(self, color):
>         self.color = color
>         transaction.commit()
> 
> class ZODB_TestCase(unittest.TestCase):
>     def setUp(self):
>         storage = FileStorage.FileStorage(TMP_DB)
>         self.db = DB(storage)
>         conn = self.db.open()
>         dbroot = conn.root()
>         # Ensure that a 'userdb' key is present
>         # in the root
>         if not dbroot.has_key('userdb'):
>             from BTrees.OOBTree import OOBTree
>             dbroot['userdb'] = OOBTree()
>         self.userdb = dbroot['userdb']
> 
>         self.id = 'amk'
> 
>     def tearDown(self):
>         self.db.close()
> 
>     def test_AddUser(self):
>         newuser = User()
>         newuser.first_name = 'Andrew'; newuser.last_name = 'Kuchling'
>         # Add object to the BTree, keyed on the ID
>         self.userdb[self.id] = newuser
>         # Commit the change
>         transaction.commit()
> 
>         # setstate is not called after the constructor
>         assert not hasattr(newuser, 'color')
> 
>     def test_setstate(self):
>         newuser = self.userdb[self.id]
>         # setstate is called subsequently
>         assert hasattr(newuser, 'color')
>         assert newuser.color == 'blue'
>         newuser.setColor('red')
>         assert newuser.color == 'red'        
> 
>     def test_persistence(self):
>         newuser = self.userdb[self.id]
>         assert newuser.color == 'red' # this fails!        
> 
> if __name__ == '__main__':
>     import os
>     if os.path.exists(TMP_DB):
>         os.unlink(TMP_DB)
>     unittest.main()
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> -----------
> David Mika, PhD
> Material Systems Technologies
> k1-mb 235
> GE Research Center
> Niskayuna, NY 12309
> 518 387 4223 (phone)
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> 
> 
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