At 09:37 PM 1/23/02 -0800, Ross Boylan wrote:
>I have some data that will not naturally live as an item in a folder. If
>I'm using Zope, how do I establish a root for it? The ZODB docs talk
>about how to handle a free-standing database, but I don't see info about
>how to use the one that Zope has already set up. I recall there's some
>way to get a handle to the open database, but I don't recall exactly
>what. Can anybody help me out?
>If I use a class variable, will that be persisted automatically, e.g.
> MyClassVariable = SomePersistentClass()
>? (Actually, I'm not sure if it matters whether MyManager is a subclass of
>Or, if it is not automatically persistent, is there anything I can do to
>make it persistent so that it will obey the transaction boundaries coming
>from web requests?
I just realized that I can hang the persistent object off the item or
folder that is my product. I'm still curious what the other options are.
>Final question, which is distinct from the root objects issue: if I use
>Zope's Persistent List, will that avoid the problem of faulting in the
>whole list if I don't need it? I am looking for a good way to keep a
>record of transactions. ZODB's raw transaction recording is probably not
>quite right since it has the wrong granularity, it mixes a lot of
>unrelated transactions (it's only some I want), and I think it can get
>zapped if I do various database compactions and cleanups.
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