On Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 11:25:30PM +0100, John Poltorak wrote: > This is what I have:- > > <dtml-var expr="testlist(parm='myobjectname')"> > > I wish to get 'myobjectname' into this line in 'testlist' which is marked > with ********* > > python:here.parse_file(file=context.******,sepr=',',clone=1)"> > > There must be a simple way of doing this, but I haven't come across an > example of it and I've spent most of the day on it.
OK, I repeat my earlier suggestion: > > Hint 1: Look at that expression from left to right. > > Hint 2: Think about what "context.options" means. Here's another clue: You are not really having a DTML problem. You are not really having a ZPT problem. You are not even really having a Zope problem. You are having a python problem. The problem is: given an object, foo, and an arbitrary string that identifies an attribute of foo, how do you get at that attribute? There is a built-in python function that exists for exactly this purpose. Read about the getattr() function here: http://python.org/doc/2.3.5/lib/built-in-funcs.html > > In general, if you have not, you really should read the whole of > > http://www.plope.com/Books/2_7Edition/BasicScripting.stx > > and http://www.plope.com/Books/2_7Edition/ScriptingZope.stx > > ... not just once but several times :-) > > There is too much to read and understand. Much of it only ever makes any > sense in retrospect. Manuals are not a very useful way of learning how to > do something (resists urge to rant) Look - it doesn't have to all make sense on the first read, but eventually it starts to click. If you won't even read it at all, you're screwed before you begin. -- Paul Winkler http://www.slinkp.com _______________________________________________ Zope maillist - Zope@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev )