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Django Archive Mixin

Implements a soft delete / archive capability for the Django ORM.

This project is inspired by other similar projects, such as

This implementation differs in that it not only safely marks an instance as deleted, but it also implements that cascade logic so that relationships that point to the recently "deleted" instance do not break your application.

We piggyback on Django's own delete logic/methodology to help guarentee that it will cascade as expected and will abide by Django's on_delete api for ForeignKeys.


We test this against a postgres database, once you have postgres installed in running, testing is as simple as