xmlrcp - how to marshall objects

Jean-Michel Pichavant jeanmichel at sequans.com
Fri Feb 5 18:24:20 CET 2010

Jean-Michel Pichavant wrote:
> Deos anyone knows where to find an code sample describing how to 
> implement the interface to marshall one object into XMLRPC compliant 
> structures ?
> I googled without any success, and what google does not find does not 
> exist.
> Let say I have this very simple class:
> class Point:
>    def __init__(self, x, y):
>    self.x = x
>    self.y = y
> I've looked into xmlrpc code, I see  2 options:
> 1/ override the Marshaller class of client and server
> 2/ looks like the lib is supporting a WRAPPER list system, it uses to 
> Marshall Datetime & Binary object. Can it be possible to add its own 
> class (could require to emplement the 'encode' method)
> I sense I will spend much more time than required unless someone is 
> pointing me in the right direction.
> JM
I realized I gave a poor example, actually the Point object is marshable 
(marshallable ? like to invent new words), xmlrpc will try to marshall 
using __dict__ if possible.

import os

class Point:
   def __init__(self, x, y):
   self.x = x
   self.y = y
   self.notMarshallable = os


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