So it's kosher then to reimport the Zope module and use app() in a
constructor method, Shane? I was always afraid it would do something
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff K. Hoffman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Monday, July 17, 2000 1:11 PM
> To: Shane Hathaway
> Cc: Chris McDonough; 'Jeff K. Hoffman'; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: Re: [Zope-dev] The Application object
> On Mon, 17 Jul 2000, Shane Hathaway wrote:
> > The way to get the root application object is to open a
> connection to
> > the ZODB and get the 'Application' object from the list of root
> > objects. There is an easy shortcut:
> > import Zope
> > app = Zope.app()
> > app now refers to a *copy* of the root Application object.
> Yeehaw, that worked! I was so close. :-)
> > When you're done modifying it and its descendants you have
> to commit or
> > abort the transaction.
> Do I need to commit or abort even if I don't make changes to the
> application object? The only thing I need it for is to get to the
> Control_Panel; I am instantiating ZClass instances in the
> constructor of a
> Python class, i.e.:
> class MyClass:
> def __init__(self, id, title=''):
> import Zope
> app = Zope.app()
> ob = app.Control_Panel.Products.MyProduct.MyZClass('newId')
> ob.id = 'newId'
> self._setObject('newId', ob)
> # Do I need a get_transaction().abort() here? Will that
> not abort
> # the wrong transaction?
> > This gives you all kinds of benefits like undo and elimination of
> > threading conflicts.
> Good stuff. Thanks, Shane.
> > Shane
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