[Pulp-list] Action Parameters

Mike McCune mmccune at redhat.com
Mon Jun 21 23:36:41 UTC 2010

On 06/21/2010 04:29 PM, Mike McCune wrote:
> On 06/21/2010 02:37 PM, Jason L Connor wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I've been playing around with making our API conform to the restful
>> practices in the 'rest-practices' branch. While hacking away, I've
>> noticed that we don't really have any particular convention for the
>> format of parameters (read: body) passed into action POST calls.
>> There are a number of conventions we can adopt:
>> 1. no convention: let each controller figure out the parameters it
>> expects and the order it expects them in.
> -1
> REST is free-flowing enough, lets not make it worse with no convention.
>> 2. only one parameter: the body contains only a single parameter, which
>> can be a list or dictionary of multiple parameters.
> still seems too untyped for me.  Even looking at the controller's

oops, never finished this sentence...

I meant to say:

I'd prefer the docs and code to be as specific as possible about the set 
of parameters our API accepts (optional and required).  To just accept a 
bucket and tell everyone to stuff their params into the params bucket 
seems still too wishy washy for me.

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