[Zope] How to do...

Andreas Jung lists at zopyx.com
Wed Oct 18 10:22:10 EDT 2006

--On 18. Oktober 2006 16:15:37 +0200 Garito <garito at sistes.net> wrote:

> Hi all!
> How can I control the way an attribute of a product is readed?
> __getattr__? __getattribute__?
> I try the __getattribute__ way but it modifies the property pages
> Example:
> I create an object instance of the product and like:
> Property1 = 'Some text'
> Property2 = 2006-10-18
> I would like to call Property2 like
> object.Property2 and retrieve the data with the current locale

Don't do that. Make a clear separation between the storage layer and any 
kind of presentation issues. If you need your internal data represented in 
a fancy way, write a dedicated accessor method and use this one inside your 
templates (or whatever) instead of accessing the data directly.

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