Add cleaned_form to supersede cleaned_data
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The cleaned_data dictionary is not very elegant:
if form.is_valid(): subject = form.cleaned_data['subject']
First, is_valid needs to be called, and it is not obvious from the naming of the method and the fields that this is what populates cleaned_data.
Second, the ORM gives us regular fields rather than dictionary entries accessed as strings.
I suggest a cleaner interface (first iteration):
if form.is_valid(): form.cleaning() subject = form.subject # to switch back to the original, use form.cleaning(False)
The fields could be defined as getter methods (@property), but since the form is a custom user class, it may be easier to just swap the values upon calling cleaning.
cleaning(False) is probably a rare operation.
The advantage of this is that client code is less likely to access the original data in lieu of the cleaned data.
Also, is_valid does not suggest that anything but a check occurs. To avoid the extra call to cleaning, one could do this:
if form.validate(): subject = form.subject # to switch back to the original, use form.cleaning(False)
The change would be backward compatible, as is_valid() and .cleaned_data work as before.
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comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by david.reitter@…
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comment:4 Changed 21 months ago by Kamu
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