Dieter Maurer wrote: > Zope promotes the variables from "cookies" and "form" to "other" > at least since Zope 2.1.6 (the first version I worked with). > > I think this is for efficiency reasons. You have a single > dictionary lookup instead of three ("other", "form", "cookie").
Yeah most promotion is for efficiency, but since 2.1.6 eh? Interesting, that means its happening elsewhere too. Hmm. Yeah, I see, it happens in __init__ for cookies, mmm and in processInputs for form variables I guess. The difference I can see is two fold, first, before 1.75 I believe promotion of form and cookies was only done during request object creation, interestingly, its not done there anymore from the looks of it; cookies and form vars are kept in their seperate tainted & non-tainted buckets until they are fetched. Second the promotion of cookies wouldn't clobber pre-existing keys in other, interestingly, in 2.1.6 times, form vars would clober normal other vars (URLx, BASEx, etc.). I must admit, this isn't the biggest deal to me, I just blew quite a bit of time tracking it down because I couldn't understand why the promotion was happening and I don't like surprises, and nothing about "def foo(self, bar, baz):" immediately jumped out and said to me, "promote bar and baz form vars and cookies to the other dictionary." Now that I have an appreciation for exactly how methods are published, I see things in a different light of course. -- Jamie Heilman http://audible.transient.net/~jamie/ "...thats the metaphorical equivalent of flopping your wedding tackle into a lion's mouth and flicking his lovespuds with a wet towel, pure insanity..." -Rimmer _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )