Facade to store and retrieve Job information from permanent storage.

A usage warning

This module saves Python objects using the pickle framework: thus, the Application subclass corresponding to a job must be already loaded (or at least import-able) in the Python interpreter for pickle to be able to ‘undump’ the object from its on-disk representation.

In other words, if you create a custom Application subclass in some client code, GC3Utils won’t be able to read job files created by this code, because the class definition is not available in GC3Utils.

The recommended simple workaround is for a stand-alone script to ‘import self’ and then use the fully qualified name to run the script. In other words, start your script with this boilerplate code:

if __name__ == '__main__':
    import myscriptname

The rest of the script now runs as the myscript module, which does the trick!


Of course, the myscript.py file must be in the search path of the Python interpreter, or GC3Utils will still complain!

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