Only thing I can think of is generate your own id. Doesn't have to be random, you can simply increament a counter every time you create a new instance. If you're worried about the id growing too long you can search the database for unused ids that are lower than the current value of the counter.

Perhaps somebody else has a better idea.

On 24/06/06, Robert Gravina <> wrote:
This is an old thread, but I am finally tackling the round trip
editing problem and unfortunately getting nowhere. Basically, I want
to be able to create some object on one machine, then send it off to
another (who edits some of the attributes) then when the other
machine calls a method on the original machine and passes it the
updated object, I can identify it simply by comparing for quality.
Think of your basic client/server database application.

The Twisted howtos make the claim that " Copyable objects return
unchanged from a round trip", and can be compared for quality like
(obj == obj) but in all my attempts I can get this to work (they are
never equal). Does someone know of some sample code where this is
done successfully? It is done successfully with pb.Referenceables in
the howtos (look for the and listings).

Since I'm using the ZODB, I've tried using ZODB's _p_oid attribute to
identify objects that come back to me but the _p_oid is  None even
after a transaction.commit() (since the object hasn't been persisted
yet probably).

I could also create my own ID attribute and attempt to generate a
random ID and compare that, but this is most definately a hack.

I am really having trouble progressing with my application because of
this problem. I'd really appreciate some insight on how to go about
solving this. Admittedly I'm not all that experienced with Twisted,
but I thought this kind of thing was supposed to be straightforward.
What am I doing wrong?



On 2006/05/07, at 18:55, Micky Latowicki wrote:

> It's possible to make each element in the set being edited a
> cacheable. If you think that would introduce too much overhead, then
> you can add a method to the "address book" object which updates one of
> the entries in this address book, and uses an id to identify the entry
> within the address book. So the address book is the dict. That's what
> I did in a similar case. I'm no expert though.
> Micky
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