[Mailman-Users] Looking for config info

Dan Mick Dan.Mick at west.sun.com
Wed Jun 21 00:37:56 CEST 2000

> Just a tip. if <attrname> is an attribute full of values (such as long
> lists or dictionaries), or with long values (such as e-mails held for
> approval 'cause they were too big), you won't be able to do much with the
> values. One suggestion is to type:
> >>> type(m.<attribute>)
> to discover what type of attribute it is.

Sure.  But knowing the type doesn't tell you much about what it contains.

> > Note: when you do this, you're writing Python code.  Don't assign
> > things to m or m.<attribute> unless you know what you're doing...but
> > the above (dir(m) and m.<attr>) are completely safe.
> Well, unless I'm mistaken (which I usually am :-), you can do pretty much
> anything, as long as you don't call "m.Save()".

True; I was erring on the side of caution (as "assigning to an
attribute" doesn't stay permanent without the Save, and there's no
point in it for "exploring".)

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