[Pulp-dev] Proposal and feedback request: un-nest urls

Austin Macdonald austin at redhat.com
Fri Nov 17 14:11:38 UTC 2017

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 5:30 PM, Jeremy Audet <jaudet at redhat.com> wrote:

> Worse, let's say I'm a developer debugging an issue, and I want to find
> every concentrated sprayflesh in the known world. Do I need to make several
> thousand API calls? Both of these use cases are more elegantly solved by
> allowing users to work directly with items, and by providing good filtering
> support. This is based on my experience with some small old apps though,
> and none of them went into production. Take it as you will.
> +1, we don't want to Torment our users.

To spell it out, a flat structure enables use cases for filtering all
objects, rather than the subset that is nested under a parent object. For
example, a user could filter all importers by feed url, rather than
filtering only the importers associated with a specified repository.
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