Dieter Maurer wrote:
I tried to use Zope3 events to get informed when requests start and end.

One of our modules (the interface module to "jpype") requires such
a notification for reliable work. Therefore, it tried to register
the corresponding subscriptions on import of this module.
Unfortunately, this works very unreliably -- for the following reasons:

  The CA performs by itself only extremely minimal initialization.
  Especially, it does not register the "Adapters" service, necessary
  for the registration of event subscriptions.

  The full CA initialization is only performed quite late, in the call
  to "Products.Five.initialize".
  Event notification registration attempts before this time will fail
(with a "ComponentLookupError: 'Adapters'"), those performed after this time will succeed.

The "Five" initialization is stupid enough that it will fail
when the service registration for 'Adapters' has already been performed.

At the current state, event notifications can reliably only be defined via ZCML. This is unfortunate for our use case where the registration
should be bound to the import of a given module.

I'm a bit surprised why the huge [warning] is necessary. What I understand you're saying is that you cannot use the component architecture before it's done initializing. You also assert that you need a registration to happen at Python import time. I'm curious to hear more about why you need to do this - after all, you're talking about listening to request start and end, and this happens after import time.

With Grok we have the grok.subscribe decorator which allows us to do this:

@grok.subscribe(IFoo, IObjectModifiedEvent):
def handle(obj, event):
   ... do something ...

The decorator gets executed during import time, but it doesn't actually try registering anything into the CA. Instead it leaves an annotation on the module and these annotations are read later (at "grok time", when everything has been initialized) to make registrations in the component architecture. Perhaps you can use a similar strategy. You could even try taking a look at how we do this in Grok.



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