The system is making the assumption that if you update indexes individually, you know what you're doing. Passing an index name into catalogObject was always meant to do as much or as little work as you specified with respect to the names of the indexes; it was only by mistake that metadata got updated when indexes were specified. The new (correct) behavior may break some applications that depended on the bug, and I'm sorry it broke yours, but it was indeed a bug.
And, doh, yes, I need to forward-port the fix to the 2.7 branch and the HEAD. :-( On Fri, 2003-10-03 at 16:49, Dieter Maurer wrote: > Yuppie wrote at 2003-10-3 10:14 +0200: > > Yesterday I spent some hours tracking down why catalog Metadata and > > catalog Indexes are getting out of sync in my CMF Site. > > > > I found that checkin > > > <http://cvs.zope.org/Zope/lib/python/Products/ZCatalog/Catalog.py.diff?r1=188.8.131.52&r2=184.108.40.206> > > > > including this new condition > > <code> > > if not idxs: > > # if the caller specifies that we should update only a > > # specific set of indexes, we don't do a metadata update. > > self.updateMetadata(object, uid) > > </code> > > > > Could anybody tell me what's the rationale behind that checkin? > > > > - it breaks backwards compatibility > > - it's only in Zope-2_6-branch, not in Zope-2_7-branch or HEAD > > - I can't see what this 'if' is good for anyway > > I can ;-) > > The "idxs" argument is often provided to update only special indexes: > e.g. workflow indexes or "AllowedRolesAndUsers" and when you > update selected indexes from the "Indexes" tab. > In these cases, it is often not necessary to update the Metadata. > > Metadata updates are often monstruous. In one of our applications, > Metadata updates are responsible for a 500 kB transaction > when a single workflow state changes. > > I am now advocating not to use Metadata at all. > They are only relevant when you process large result sets > (e.g. for sorting or statistics). > > > Dieter > > _______________________________________________ > 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 ) _______________________________________________ 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 )