On Tue, 2003-04-01 at 12:05, Ian Bicking wrote:
> I've made another sort of proto-Wiki, available in the Sandbox
> (ianbicking/Wiki/Wiki.py). There's a simple Webware UI around the
> UI-independant library, but there's nothing special about it.
> It doesn't have a lot of features, because I was originally writing it
> as an example application for a paper. But I like it's basic structure,
> and adding more features shouldn't be too hard.
> It uses reST and probably requires docutils from CVS. It doesn't use a
> database -- in the previous implementation (actually no relation to this
> one) the database was used exclusively for searching (links, backlinks,
> titles, etc). That could probably be done by keeping index files, so it
> could be efficient without requiring a database.
Along the lines of using reST and whatnot...
Pretty much junk at this point, but my local "sandbox" (in subversion):
I do not know the Webware internals well yet, but what I basically want
is a caching setup for generated documents (such as the XML you get from
reST or anything produced with XML and XSLT).
My current solution seems overly complex :)
I have a parent class 'Cached' which holds 'Source' objects. There are
a number of different kinds of Source objects such as FileSource and
DatabaseSource (in theory...right now I just have FileSource) since each
type of Source has different ways of getting its mtime (a file would get
it from os.stat, data from a database would prob need a mtime column...I
want HTTP/FTP/Dav sources too at some point..). A class that inherits
'Cached' will hold a list of Source objects as well as a result object
(which is really a Source object). Whenever a one of these documents is
needed, lets say by calling Document.content(), all the source mtimes
are checked against the result mtime and the cache content is returned
(after being re-generated if any of the sources are newer than the
Make sense? It's just a slick (in theory) way of saying "gimme this
document, but dont regenerate it if its in the cache".
Is there a better way?
Is there some internal method that will tell me where the Cache
How can I get to the config options set in the Config direcotry? (Ian,
you told me this on IRC at some point but it slipped my mind)