[Twisted-Python] Re: More on PB Copyable Errors

Justin Johnson justinjohnson at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 09:01:29 EST 2005


Can you comment again on what you think should be done here?  I'd like
to get this functionality into 2.0 if possible.  If you're okay with
my patch than I will try to get the tests written before the release. 
Otherwise I'm wondering if there is an alternative implementation that
can be added before the release.  I'd prefer not having to maintain
local mods to Twisted.

As a reminder for anyone else reading this, this is related to


On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 21:15:08 -0600, Justin Johnson
<justinjohnson at gmail.com> wrote:
> See comments below.
> On 07 Jan 2005 16:20:08 -0500, David Bolen <db3l at fitlinxx.com> wrote:
> [snip]
> >
> > Sorry on the delay - holidays and then I forgot about it :-(
> >
> > I'm still on the fence with respect to having independent "jellyable"
> > checks.  My concern would be that having the independent checks of
> > what is suitable for jellying can be fragile with respect to coupling
> > with the actual jelly operation.  Even with the jellyable and security
> > checks there are some paths in the jellier code that could still fail
> > the operation.
> Can you clarify here?  What paths are you referring to?  I'd prefer to
> not duplicate those checks as well, but it seemed like the simplist
> way to accomplish my goal.  It does sound like your understanding of
> the code is better than mine though.
> > I also think I liked your earlier attempts at keeping the change
> > within the CopyableFailure class (I may have missed why that changed),
> > although even there you'd have a double jelly since you'd have to
> > check the jelly attempt in getStateToCopy.  Although alternatively,
> > CopyableFailure could just implement its own jellyFor (rather than
> > getStateToCopy) which handled that more gracefully and with a single
> > jelly attempt on the value.
> >
> > -- David
> >
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