Thank you, thank you thank you all! Some actuall helpfull advice, and not snotty riddles! I'll try not to feed the troll next time.
> I think the keyword argument bit is a red herring. The issue here is > that the methods you are calling are not really designed to be scripted > within the context of a single request: 'manage_copyObjects' sets a > cookie in the *response* object, while 'manage_pasteObjects' looks for > that cookie in the *request* object. This works fine when used as > designed: the cookie from the response gets sent back in the next > request, which can then figure out which object(s) to paste. That is what I was trying to do. That is, manage_copyObjects in one script/ page and manage_pasteObjects in another. I have used both in one script before, with the clipboad object, with no problems. > you might > pass None as clipboard object and the method will try to get the value > from the REQUEST. But in this case you must pass in the REQUEST as keyword > parameter and not as positional argument. I've got to read up on the nuances of keyword vs posissional arguments, I think. I have not gotten around to testing it yet, but it rings true. > But back to the original discussion API vs. implementation. That was not the original discussion, that was your private hobbyhorse. > If you are a frequent reader of this list, you know that AJ's style is to > encourage posters to 1) be complete and precise in the questions they post > and 2) provide just enough infomration for the poster to discover the > answer to his/her post himself. This is an excellent pedagogical > strategy but sometimes is frustrating. I know, I know. Now, I asked a simple question, for wich a complete systems description is superfluous, I indicated that I had done a reasonable amount of homework, and I think that a simple answer would be appropriate. Now if he thinks it is his place to educate me with riddles, and about how I should post my questions, it is perhaps only fitting for me to do a bit of educating in return about how to actually read the question, and show some basic human manners. Whith friends like that, zope sure dont need enemies. >No, it's personal laziness to provide the food bite-size :-) It is not I'm afraid. As a programmer you well know that this kind of lazyness uppfront brings you more work afterwards. I can only conclude that your ego gratification is more important to you than actually helping. Now if I have the stamina, to keep educating you back, or if I will just go away somewhere quiet and grep the source instead, that remains to be seen I guess :) G. _______________________________________________ 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 )