type(SimpleLazyObject) returns SimpleLazyObject rather than type(_wrapped)
|Reported by:||jdunck||Owned by:||nobody|
|Component:||Database layer (models, ORM)||Version:||1.4|
|Has patch:||no||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
Description (last modified by jdunck)
In 1.4 we introduced request.user as a SimpleLazyObject. This has caused some bugs caused by abstraction leakage.
Today we ran across another - I'm expecting Router.allow_relation to be called with model instances (https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.4/topics/db/multi-db/#allow_relation) and using type() to get to the Model subclass.
type(obj1)._meta fails because type(obj1) returns SimpleLazyObject.
I've worked around by calling obj1.class (which is specifically proxied), but I'm noting the leakage here. I think there's nothing to be done (type is implemented in C (PyObject_Type) and reaches into the python object structure) but I am noting in here in case someone else has a bright idea for fixing it.
At least this ticket can serve as a workaround to others coming across this surprise. :)
Tough call on "component", could be ORM (since router in this case) or .auth (since that's what's Lazy'd).