Am 11.07.2009 um 17:43 schrieb Michael Howitz:
> Hello,
> z3c.form.datamanager.DictionaryField is a data manager which is
> registered for fields on a dict. In its __init__ it checks whether the
> data object is an instance of dict. So this data manager does neither
> work for UserDict nor PersistentDict/PersistentMapping.
> I'd like to change this but there are two possibilities and I'm not
> sure which is the best one:
> 1.) Add a subclasses of DictionaryField which is registered for
> UserDict and which checks whether the data object is an instance of
> UserDict.
>     (PersistentDict and PersistentMapping are subclasses of UserDict.)
> 2.) Register DictionaryField for
> zope.interface.common.mapping.IMapping. This might have a problem as
> neither UserDict nor PersistentDict/PersistentMapping seem to provide
> this interface. (Why?)

Replying to myself, as I saw on the z3c.form trunk that  
DictionaryField already allows providers of  
zope.interface.common.mapping.IMapping additionally to dict instances  
as the storage object.
The existing solution uses the second of my possibilities, but this is  
not the one which I'd like to prefer, as it does not work with  
PersistentMapping out of the box.
The idea behind this change on the trunk seems to be: to allow  
SessionPkgData as storage. I currently do not use it directly but use  
a PersistentMapping inside SessionPkgData. But maybe this is a  
sufficient solution for now.

Yours sincerely,
Michael Howitz · · software developer
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