Configurable Access On Value Transitions?

MattyT matty at
Sat Sep 14 02:33:16 UTC 2002

On Sat, 2002-09-14 at 03:19, Gervase Markham wrote:

> Any sort of Configurable Access Policies will require extra database 
> lookups for each change, to make sure the changes are allowed. I share 
> Myk's concerns about performance;

Like I said, you only need to sacrifice performance if it's actually
used.  Long term, we could do something like bug #

> if ($field eq "foo" &&
>      $from = "somevalue" &&
>      $to = "someothervalue" &&
>      !UserInGroup("somegroup")
> {
>    reject = 1;
> }

It is _way_ too much to ask administrators to become Perl hackers in
order to satisfy such a major, needed feature as per-field access
policies.  For per-transition policies, maybe it isn't.

         Matthew Tuck: Software Developer & All-Round Nice Guy        
 My Short Autobiography: 1985 Grade Bin Monitor 1990 Class Clown Award
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