On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 11:15 AM, Hanno Schlichting <ha...@hannosch.eu> wrote: > On Thu, Sep 23, 2010 at 4:24 PM, Jim Fulton <j...@zope.com> wrote: >> The user and description fields are somewhat archaic. They can only be >> strings (not unicode) and can as easily be handled as extended info. >> >> I propose to deprecate the 'user' and 'description' attributes, and >> the 'setUser' and 'note' methods and to add a new 'info' attribute >> whose attributes can be set to set extended info. For example: >> >> transaction.info.user = u'j1m' > > Is this supposed to be extensible in the sense of allowing arbitrary > information?
This is just syntactic sugar on the existing interface which allows named picklable values. Also note that storages may limit the amount of extended info they're willing to store. > > In that case I'd prefer this to have a dictionary spelling of: > > transaction.info[u'user'] = u'j1m' I don't like this syntactically, but I agree that it would be useful to be able to use dictionary methods. More importantly, to me at least, it should be possible to use dotted names. Currently keys/names are restricted to strings I suppose that restriction isn't necessary. So, +1 on simply implementing the info attribute as a dict. Jim -- Jim Fulton _______________________________________________ For more information about ZODB, see the ZODB Wiki: http://www.zope.org/Wikis/ZODB/ ZODB-Dev mailing list - ZODB-Dev@zope.org https://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zodb-dev