Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Thu, 6 Mar 2003 12:19:47 -0500
Bill Bumgarner writes:
> It had been closed or moved out of the SF bug queue by Fred about the
> same time he left python-dev, I believe. I had sent the
> HTTPTransport source to Fred, but that sounds like a dead end these
Sorry; I've just been really busy on other things. I'm on python-dev
these days, though I skim the messages very quickly.
> Found it: 648658
> I haven't tested, but looking at the implementation, I don't think it
I wish you were wrong on this, but I don't think you are. ;-(
> In my case, I'm using xmlrpclib in the context of a Cocoa/Python based
> application that frequently uses Objective-C sourced strings as a part
> of the RPC request. The PyObjC bridge now bridges NSStrings as a
> subclass of unicode.
> So, no, it doesn't do subclasses properly. The workaround [for me] was
> easy... and bogus:
> import xmlrpclib
> Marshaller.dispatch[type(NSString.stringWithString_(''))] =
Yeah, not too pretty.
For things like this, where some manner of dispatch is needed based on
type, but the type itself doesn't provide some appropriate method,
there's a real problem associating the right bit of code, and I'm
quite torn as to the right approach to take. ;-(
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Zope Corporation