automatic (un-)pickling / overwriting self

John J Lee jjl at
Sun Mar 9 19:32:38 CET 2003

On Fri, 7 Mar 2003, Alex Martelli wrote:

> Clemens Hermann wrote:
> > while working on a cgi-admin interface i got a little problem with
> > pickle.
> > I use a hierarchical class structure to keep users, permissions, etc.
> > As the amount of data is quite small i just pickle the top class
> > instance that references the rest.
> So far so good...
> > I am looking for a way to automatically pickle the top class whenever
> > one of the referenced object changes.

Sounds like what you *think* you want would be ZODB.

> That's pretty hard indeed, to put it mildly; you'd basically have
> to wrap every "referenced object" into the Observed side of an
> Observed/Observer patter, catch EVERY change (a VERY tall order
> indeed, with the amount of indirections being unbounded) and do
> a callback to the top-class Observer.

... or use ZODB.

Actually, what you *really* may be something like Zope or webware.

(caveat: not entirely sure I understand what you mean by cgi-admin


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