Lib

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Notifications:
The Lib object uses notifications to notify observers of changes.

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Lib

class defcon.Lib

This object contains arbitrary data.

This object posts the following notifications:

Name Note
Lib.Changed Posted when the dirty attribute is set.

This object behaves like a dict. For example, to get a particular item from the lib:

data = lib["com.typesupply.someApplication.blah"]

To set the glyph list for a particular group name:

lib["com.typesupply.someApplication.blah"] = 123

And so on.

Note 1: It is best to keep the data below the top level as shallow as possible. Changes below the top level will go unnoticed by the defcon change notification system. These changes will be saved the next time you save the font, however.

Note 2: The keys used for storing data in the lib shoudl follow the reverse domain naming convention detailed in the UFO specification.

addObserver(observer, methodName, notification)

Add an observer to this object’s notification dispatcher.

  • observer An object that can be referenced with weakref.
  • methodName A string epresenting the method to be called when the notification is posted.
  • notification The notification that the observer should be notified of.

The method that will be called as a result of the action must accept a single notification argument. This will be a defcon.tools.notifications.Notification object.

This is a convenience method that does the same thing as:

dispatcher = anObject.dispatcher
dispatcher.addObserver(observer=observer, methodName=methodName,
    notification=notification, observable=anObject)
dirty

The dirty state of the object. True if the object has been changed. False if not. Setting this to True will cause the base changed notification to be posted. The object will automatically maintain this attribute and update it as you change the object.

disableNotifications(notification=None, observer=None)

Disable this object’s notifications until told to resume them.

  • notification The specific notification to disable. This is optional. If no notification is given, all notifications will be disabled.

This is a convenience method that does the same thing as:

dispatcher = anObject.dispatcher
dispatcher.disableNotifications(
    observable=anObject, notification=notification, observer=observer)
dispatcher

The defcon.tools.notifications.NotificationCenter assigned to this object.

enableNotifications(notification=None, observer=None)

Enable this object’s notifications.

  • notification The specific notification to enable. This is optional.

This is a convenience method that does the same thing as:

dispatcher = anObject.dispatcher
dispatcher.enableNotifications(
    observable=anObject, notification=notification, observer=observer)
getParent()

Get the parent. Returns None if no parent is set. Note that because the reference to the parent is stored as a weakref, the parent can disappear if it is no longer referenced by any object other than this one.

hasObserver(observer, notification)

Returns a boolean indicating is the observer is registered for notification.

This is a convenience method that does the same thing as:

dispatcher = anObject.dispatcher
dispatcher.hasObserver(observer=observer,
    notification=notification, observable=anObject)
holdNotifications(notification=None)

Hold this object’s notifications until told to release them.

  • notification The specific notification to hold. This is optional. If no notification is given, all notifications will be held.

This is a convenience method that does the same thing as:

dispatcher = anObject.dispatcher
dispatcher.holdNotifications(
    observable=anObject, notification=notification)
releaseHeldNotifications(notification=None)

Release this object’s held notifications.

  • notification The specific notification to hold. This is optional.

This is a convenience method that does the same thing as:

dispatcher = anObject.dispatcher
dispatcher.releaseHeldNotifications(
    observable=anObject, notification=notification)
removeObserver(observer, notification)

Remove an observer from this object’s notification dispatcher.

  • observer A registered object.
  • notification The notification that the observer was registered to be notified of.

This is a convenience method that does the same thing as:

dispatcher = anObject.dispatcher
dispatcher.removeObserver(observer=observer,
    notification=notification, observable=anObject)
setParent(obj)

Set the parent of the object. This will reference the parent using weakref.

undoManager

The undo manager assigned to this object.