[mod_python] get post to a class

Graham Dumpleton graham.dumpleton at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 21:10:06 EDT 2007

On 22/06/07, maker joe <makerjoe at gmail.com> wrote:
> hi graham
> is it possible to get/post to a class?
> my.py
> ---------
> class A:
>     def go(self,req):
>          req.write('hello'+%s)%name
> http://localhost/my.py/A/go?name=joe

Classes will not auto instantiate.

If your intention is to be able to create an instance of A per
request, use something like:

  class Instance:

    def __init__(self, type, **kwargs):
        self.__type = type
        self.__kwargs = kwargs

    def __call__(self, **args):
        assert(type(self.__type) in [types.ClassType, types.TypeType])
        return self.__type(**self.__kwargs)(**args)

    class A:
        def __call__(self, req):

    go = Instance(A)

URL would then be:


If the class has a constructor, use keyword arguments to Instance() to
pass any arguments:

    class A:
        def __init__(self, arg1, arg2):
        def __call__(self, req):

    go = Instance(A, arg1='value', arg2='value')

This presumes you are using publisher.


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