hello there, in a page template (namely, in a portlet TAL script), i am trying to create a list of ZOPE objects (from different folders), sort them and display them in a convenient way.
the portion of the script that creates the list of objects is here: <div tal:define="aboutbccn python:getattr(portal, portalitem); announcements python:;"> <div tal:repeat="aboutbccnitems python:aboutbccn.contentIds()"> <div tal:condition="python:aboutbccnitems.find('press') == 0 or aboutbccnitems.find('media') == 0"> <div tal:define="mr python:getattr(aboutbccn, aboutbccnitems)"> <div tal:repeat="obj python:mr.contentValues()"> <!-- HERE IS THE SLOWING PART: --> <p tal:define="a python:announcements.append(obj)" tal:content="python:len(announcements)"> </p> ...... // AND SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF </div>s the "announcements python:" part in tal:define tag initializes the list, and the list becomes populated with the "a python:announcements.append(obj)" in tal:define tag. the problem is that the script works really slowly; the page takes at least a few minutes to respond and display the outcome (i'm sure of the fact that it is the "a python:announcements.append(obj)" part that causes the slow-down). the python process on the server uses %99 percent of the cpu after this script gets displayed on my page and i have to restart zope to be able to get the webpage work normally again. does anyone have an idea why python process goes crazy with this template? another question is whether there is any problem with using list of zope objects (i prefer to use lists over dictionaries because i want to sort them and as far as i know dictionaries are not sortable). for reference, the system i am using: zope 2.8.6 python 2.3.5 thank you in advance _______________________________________________ ZPT mailing list ZPT@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zpt