Jens Vagelpohl wrote at 2008-8-16 11:45 +0200:
>On Aug 16, 2008, at 11:06 , Dieter Maurer wrote:
>> The easiest way to determine the "uid" is probably
>> to locate the object via a catalog search. You will get a catalog  
>> proxy
>> for the object, often also called "brain".
>> This proxy has the method "getPath()"
>> which returns the object's "uid" -- don't ask about the inconsistent
>> naming (at one place "uid", at another one "path").
>The naming is not inconsistent. The UID happens to be the path by  
>default, but it doesn't need to be. The getPath method returns the  
>path, not the UID.

You err with the last sentence (which indicates that consistent
naming *is* important):

  "CatalogBrain.getPath" is mapped to "ZCatalog.getpath"
  which is mapped to "Catalog.paths".

  And the comment in "Catalog" says 
        # self.uids is a mapping of the
        # object unique identifier to the rid, and self.paths is a
        # mapping of the rid to the unique identifier

  The code confirms this comment:

            self.uids[uid] = index
            self.paths[index] = uid

Thus, "getPath" *DOES* return the uid and not the path.

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