This is broken in 2.6.2 and I would consider it a bug in that release. I would 
support an improved api such as:

catalog_object(obj, idxs=[], metadata=1)

The way it is currently breaks at least one of my applications as well 
(ironically, this was an application the Chris was also working on).

I am happy to make the change if we agree it is the right thing.

-Casey
 

On Tuesday 07 October 2003 07:13 am, Yuppie wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> 
> Chris McDonough wrote:
> > Option 1:
> >  Add an update_metadata flag to the catalogObject method with a default 
> >  of True on all branches.
> > 
> > Option 2:
> >  Do nothing, but add the "updateMetadata" method to the ZCatalog  
> >  interface.
> > 
> > Option 1 would only take effect when 2.6.3 was released (if ever) and
> > 2.7 final would have the new flag.  Because since the behavior change
> > has already been released in 2.6.2, it might be better to do option 2
> > and fix the places in CMF/SilvaMetadata that specify indexes, leaving it
> > the way it is.
> 
> I agree backwards compatibilty is broken anyway. Whatever the solution 
> is, products using the idxs argument for metadata changes have to be 
> changed to work with 2.6.2.
> 
> Regarding migration, I agree option 2 would be better.
> 
> Regarding the interface, I still prefer option 1 or even option 1 *and* 
> 2. The fact that
> 
>    zcat.catalog_object(obj)
> 
> does update metadata while
> 
>    zcat.catalog_object(obj, idxs=zcat.indexes())
> 
> doesn't, isn't intuitive at all. At least this difference has to be 
> mentioned in the interface definition.
> 
> Just my 2 cents. I can live with both options.
> 
> 
> Cheers,
>       Yuppie
> 
> 
> 
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