[Zope-Checkins] CVS: Zope2 - Acquisition.c:1.37

Jim Fulton jim@digicool.com
Tue, 14 Mar 2000 12:59:08 -0500

Update of /cvs-repository/Zope2/lib/Components/ExtensionClass
In directory korak.digicool.com:/tmp/cvs-serv4562

Modified Files:
Log Message:
Hold on to your butts. ;)

Major restructuring to fix a number of bugs:

  - Methods (retrieved as attributes) were sometimes not
    bound to objects in the right context. This could cause
    acquisition to fail within the methods.

  - An optimization skipped calling the __of__ method, assuming that
    it was skipping the standard acquistion __of__ method. This could
    cause application __of__ methods to get skipped. Now the __of__
    method is never skipped. The return value is inspected to 
    see if it can be simplified. In the future we might be willing
    to skip calling __of__ if we *know* that we are skipping a known

  - The special value, Acquired, used to force acquisition
    was not handled correctly when it was acquired from a container.

  - Some error handling was not done quite correctly. I don't know
    if this caused any problems.

  - Nested explicit acquisition wrappers may not have been handled
    correctly when accessed through attribute access of a containing
    implicit wrapper.

Reduced code by sending all searches through the same routine,

Added two new features:

  - You can now assign the aq_parent attribute of a wrapper.
    This is deemed to be useful in certain applications, including

  - The method aq_acquire hysterically has two usages:

    o To explicitly acquire from an Explicit acquirer wrapper.

    o To apply a filter to guide the search process (e.g. for security).

    Sometimes, someone might want to apply a filter without forcing
    explict acquisition. An additional optional argument was added
    to allow use of a filter without forcing explicit acquisition.