[Zope3-dev] Add function for schema validation in zope.schema

Fred Drake fdrake at gmail.com
Mon Aug 20 08:59:52 EDT 2007

On 8/20/07, Christian Zagrodnick <cz at gocept.com> wrote:
> I think we should add a function to validate a given schema on a given
> class. This should include constraints and invariants:

I do presume you mean object, rather than class, as your example implies.

> validateSchema(IMySchema, myobject)  [or alike]


> I'm not sure about return values or exceptions. There are different use cases:
> 1. Is the object valid? -> True/False
> 2. What's wrong with the object -> {attribute/field-name: what's
> wrong}, what's wrong with invariants.

There should probably be a specific exception that's defined for this
purpose, and it could directly support the mapping interface to allow
detailed information to be extracted.  I suspect a common use would be
to simply verify the object and raise the exception in the invalid
case, denying whatever operation was being attempted.

This also suggests that there's no interesting return value; either
the exception is raised or it isn't.  Code that wants to introspect
the exception can catch that and act accordingly.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.    <fdrake at gmail.com>
"Chaos is the score upon which reality is written." --Henry Miller

More information about the Zope3-dev mailing list