[orm-devel] Re: ORM mailing list inquiry...
diedrich at tux4web.de
Sun Mar 28 11:34:11 CEST 2004
>I tried to check out the latest cvs source, but got the following response:
>cvs -d :pserver:anonymous at cvs.tux4web.de:/var/data/public_cvs login
>Logging in to :pserver:anonymous at cvs.tux4web.de:2401/var/data/public_cvs
>cvs [login aborted]: unrecognized auth response from cvs.tux4web.de: Unknown
>maybe a typo in the /etc/xinetd.d/pserver conf file?
It seems my inetd.conf got truncated. Please try again.
>One feature that I'm thinking about adding is a count method to the
>datasource.select. (inspired by SQLObject...) This would wrap the SQL
>COUNT(*) statement and might be handy when doing selects in batches. I was
>using this as a low cost test for the existence of a specific column value,
>but fetchall() should work fine in this case since there should only ever be
>zero or one value.
Hm.. I'll think about a count() function.
SelectResults do have a len(), see next question.
>When testing if a fetchone() returned a value as follows:
>item = conn.select(MapItems, dkey-"sam").fetchone()
>-packages/orm/dbclass.py", line 299, in __getattr__
> if name == "_": return self.__dict__[name]
I've added a dbclass.__nonzero__() function which is called by the
"if". You might want to check then len of the result:
result = conn.select(MapItems, dkey-"sam").fetchone()
if len(result) == 0:
# no result
Also see the datasource.selectByPrimaryKey() function (which will
raise an exception if there is no such object).
>It looks like __getattr__ is assuming that a attribute/column name is going
>to be sent along. Would it make sense to change name to a keyword argument
>with a default value set to return the dbclass (or a copy)?
That's not quite it: all method calles require attribute access to
aquire the function pointer. This attribute access is intercepted by
__getattr__() which is why the error occurs there.
>> Documentation is behind... I know...:-(
>I'll try to help out if I can... need to look into editing docbook formats.
I was going to switch to RestructuredText (see docutils.sf.net). If
you like you can get cvs write access...
>I better go ahead and send this before it gets any longer. :) Thanks for
>the help Diedrich.
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