[jifty-devel] Re: [Jifty-commit] r1237 - in Jifty-DBI/trunk: . lib/Jifty lib/Jifty/DBI

Jesse Vincent jesse at bestpractical.com
Fri Jun 9 19:23:04 EDT 2006

So, I think the change makes sense. It's just the "not breaking old
code" that worries me. For that, you can look at @_. If it's only got
one thing in it, that's the old API...

On Fri, Jun 09, 2006 at 07:16:52PM -0400, Sean E. Millichamp wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-06-09 at 18:58 -0400, Jesse Vincent wrote:
> > It looks like this is a bit of a backwards incompatible change, but that
> > it would be pretty easy to fix. Breaking APIs is ungood, especially when
> > there's code out there that depends on the old API.  If there _is_ a
> > reason to break the API, it should get flagged good and loud.
> Yeah, I know.  I probably should have asked on the list before
> committing it, but after staring at it for a while I couldn't find
> another solution.  Perhaps someone with more Perl-fu then I will see an
> easier/better solution.  I was planning on writing an email to the list
> but was wondering if you would beat me to it.
> The problem I found was that I needed to create another instance of
> whatever object I had in is_distinct with $self->new().  I don't know if
> anything else ever would need to do that or not in Jifty::DBI, but it
> seemed like something that shouldn't be hard or impossible.
> Jifty::DBI::Record's _init() required that all new()s were passed a
> single argument, the handle.  However, when I called $self->new() and
> $self was a Jifty::Record it expected a hash because of Jifty::Record's
> _init().
> Since _init() is obviously supposed to be overridden I would think that
> however it is done that a call to $self->new(BLAH) in Jifty::DBI will
> work with a Jifty::DBI::Record or anything else that inherits from it.
> Thoughts?  I'll admit that I could be looking at this the wrong way...
> If you have a different direction you want me to go in I'll rework it.
> Sean
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