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A Django app for extending managers and the querysets they produce.

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django-qmixin

django-qmixin is a reusable Django application for extending managers and the querysets they produce.

A mixin is a subclass of djqmixin.QMixin which defines some related methods that operate on a QuerySet or Manager instance. Mixins can be ‘mixed in’ to a manager class, and their methods will be made available on all instances of that class (whether on the model itself or via a relation), as well as the QuerySet instances it produces.

What this achieves is the ability to add queryset-level functionality to your model with the minimum amount of work possible.

Mixins? Heresy!

Well, not quite. Manager.include() doesn't monkey patch, and there's very little magic involved. Overall, there are only 38 lines of code in this library, and they're all quite heavily commented, so you can find out for yourself if you like.

Installation

The usual:

easy_install django-qmixin # OR
pip install django-qmixin

The only other thing you'll need is Django itself; this library has been tested on versions 1.0 and 1.1.

Usage

Basic usage is as follows:

from django.db import models
from djqmixin import Manager, QMixin

class AgeMixin(QMixin):
    def minors(self):
        return self.filter(age__lt=18)

    def adults(self):
        return self.filter(age__gte=18)

class Group(models.Model):
    pass

class Person(models.Model):
    GENDERS = dict(m='Male', f='Female', u='Unspecified').items()

    group = models.ForeignKey(Group, related_name='people')
    gender = models.CharField(max_length=1, choices=GENDERS)
    age = models.PositiveIntegerField()

    objects = Manager.include(AgeMixin)()

# The `minors()` and `adults()` methods will be available on the manager:
assert isinstance(Person.objects.minors(), models.query.QuerySet)

# They'll be available on subsequent querysets:
assert isinstance(Person.objects.filter(gender='m').minors(),
                  models.query.QuerySet)

# They'll also be available on relations, if they were mixed in to the
# default manager for that model:
group = Group.objects.all()[0]
assert isinstance(group.people.minors(), models.query.QuerySet)

A test project is located in test/example/; consult this for a more comprehensive example.

(Un)license

This is free and unencumbered software released into the public domain.

Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or distribute this software, either in source code form or as a compiled binary, for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any means.

In jurisdictions that recognize copyright laws, the author or authors of this software dedicate any and all copyright interest in the software to the public domain. We make this dedication for the benefit of the public at large and to the detriment of our heirs and successors. We intend this dedication to be an overt act of relinquishment in perpetuity of all present and future rights to this software under copyright law.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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