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# MiscUtils
# Webware for Python
# See Docs/index.html

__all__ = [
    'Configurable', 'DBPool', 'DataTable', 'DictForArgs', 'Error',
    'Funcs', 'MixIn', 'NamedValueAccess', 'PropertiesObject', 'unittest']

    from cStringIO import StringIO
except ImportError:
    from StringIO import StringIO

class AbstractError(NotImplementedError):
    """Abstract method error.

    This exception is raised by abstract methods in abstract classes.
    It is a special case of NotImplementedError, that indicates that the
    implementation won't ever be provided at that location in the future
    -- instead the subclass should provide it.

    Typical usage:

        from MiscUtils import AbstractError

        class Foo(object):
            def bar(self):
                raise AbstractError(self.__class__)

    Note that adding the self.__class__ makes the resulting exception
    *much* more useful.


class NoDefault(object):
    """Singleton for parameters with no default.

    This provides a singleton "thing" which can be used to initialize
    the "default=" arguments for different retrieval methods.

    For example:

        from MiscUtils import NoDefault
        def bar(self, name, default=NoDefault):
            if default is NoDefault:
                return self._bars[name] # will raise exception for invalid key
                return self._bars.get(name, default)

    The value None does not suffice for "default=" because it does not
    indicate whether or not a value was passed.

    Consistently using this singleton is valuable due to subclassing

        def bar(self, name, default=NoDefault):
            if someCondition:
                return self.specialBar(name)
                return, default)

    It's also useful if one method that uses "default=NoDefault" relies
    on another object and method to which it must pass the default.
    (This is similar to the subclassing situation.)


def InstallInWebKit(appServer):