twisted.spread.pbView Source (View In Hierarchy)
Known subclasses: twisted.spread.publish.Publishable
A cached instance.
This means that it's copied; but there is some logic to make sure that it's only copied once. Additionally, when state is retrieved, it is passed a "proto-reference" to the state as it will exist on the client.
XXX: The documentation for this class needs work, but it's the most complex part of PB and it is inherently difficult to explain.
|Method||getStateToCacheAndObserveFor||Get state to cache on the client and client-cache reference to observe locally.|
|Method||jellyFor||Return an appropriate tuple to serialize me.|
|Method||stoppedObserving||This method is called when a client has stopped observing me.|
Get state to cache on the client and client-cache reference to observe locally.
This is similar to getStateToCopyFor, but it additionally passes in a reference to the client-side RemoteCache instance that will be created when it is unserialized. This allows Cacheable instances to keep their RemoteCaches up to date when they change, such that no changes can occur between the point at which the state is initially copied and the client receives it that are not propagated.
This method is called when a client has stopped observing me.
The 'observer' argument is the same as that passed in to getStateToCacheAndObserveFor.