ANN: mxProxy Package - Version 0.2.0

M.-A. Lemburg mal at lemburg.com
Thu Aug 19 23:02:35 CEST 1999


ANNOUNCING:

                         mxProxy Version 0.2.0

           A Python extension package providing a configurable
              transparent proxy object implementation with
              fine grained access control, data hiding and
                  weak references for Python objects

WHAT IT IS:

mxProxy uses an extension type to wrap objects that you pass
to its contructor in essentially two different ways:

1. via a strong reference which works just like any other
   reference in Python or

2. using a weak reference which allows you to build circular
   reference models in your data without producing the other-
   wise difficult to handle memory leakage induced by this.

Furthermore, the implementation offers some very convenient
access and cleanup protocols which help you control access to
the object (even on very low levels such as type slots) and
provide automatic mechanisms for object cleanup prior to
normal garbage collection.

Wrapping is done in a transparent way, so that you normally
don't even have to recode programs to have them use the
proxy instead of the real object -- only the type possibly
changes.

mxProxy enables you to build secure environment without
having to use techniques like the standard library module
Bastion or restricted environments on a per-object basis.

Several different higher level interfaces for the generic type
are included in the package, such as InstanceProxy, caching
mix-ins, etc. 

WHAT'S NEW ?

The 0.2.0 release added a powerful weak reference mechanism
to the package and also fixed some minor bugs.

This release also includes a precompiled Windows DLL so that you can
use the package right away. Installing on that platform boils down
to a simple unzip in the \Python\Lib directory.

WHERE CAN I GET IT ?

The full documentation and instructions for downloading and installing
can be found at:

    http://starship.skyport.net/~lemburg/mxProxy.html

WHAT DOES IT COST ?

It comes with a Python-type license, but is free otherwise.

WHERE CAN I GET SUPPORT ?

I am offering commercial support for this package through
Python Professional Services Inc. (http://www.pythonpros.com).
Look on their support pages for details or contact me directly.

REFERENCE:

<P><A HREF="http://starship.skyport.net/~lemburg/mxProxy.html>
mxProxy 0.2.0</A> - generic proxy object providing low-level
access control and weak references. (19-Aug-1999)

-- 
Marc-Andre Lemburg
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