[Mailman-Developers] Re: [Mailman-Users] [RELEASED] Mailman 2.1 alpha 3

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Tue, 1 Jan 2002 09:21:51 -0500

>>>>> "TFH" == Tollef Fog Heen <tollef@add.no> writes:

    TFH> * (Barry A. Warsaw)

    BAW> One thing though: while I /think/ the membership api is
    BAW> nicely separated and can be easily replaced, other list
    BAW> configuration variables are not.  So you'll still see lots of
    BAW> direct attribute access on MailList objects.  Meaning it's
    BAW> much tougher to divert non-membership data to an external
    BAW> source.

    TFH> Why is that, if you replace the normal MailList objects with
    TFH> some opaque objects using __getattr__ and __setattr__ for
    TFH> getting the data out of somewhere else?

MM2.1 already uses __getattr__() as a hamfisted way of implementing
the gui (web) components, so overriding these in a MailList derived
class would be a little tricky.

Python 2.2 provides some hope here, with its descriptors and
properties, and this is one of the things I'd like to explore for