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XMLRPCLIB appears to be broken?


I'm running xmlrpclib on python 2.4.2.

The problem:
When I pass arguments via xmlrpclib, it passes the args as a list to
the first variable.

Take this example (function should return second of two arguments, but
always returns '')
server = xmlrpclib.Serve rProxy('http://simcitysphere.c om/simnettest/simnet_XMLRPC.p hp')
server.simnet .createDB('firs tparam','second param') ''

Here is the php server code:
function createDB($first param,$secondpa ram)
return $secondparam;

If I change the function to return $firstparam, the first argument, it
['firstparam', 'secondparam']

So.. why the heck is it doing this???? Clearly it's pythons fault, but
2)how do I fix it?

-Thanks in Advance.

Apr 6 '06 #1
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"flamesrock " wrote:
So.. why the heck is it doing this???? Clearly it's pythons fault, but
do you run PHP on a Python emulator ? if not, I completely fail to
see how it can "clearly be Python's fault" that the XML-RPC binding
you're using for PHP don't understand the XML-RPC protocol.
2)how do I fix it?

get a working XML-RPC binding for PHP.


Apr 6 '06 #2
Thanks for the response.

I'm using IXR_library, which is one of the defato xml-rpc libs out
there. It seems to be working for other people...

The reason I think its a python error is because php doesn't understand
lists, which is what the data is being returned as.

Apr 6 '06 #3
"flamesrock " wrote:
I'm using IXR_library, which is one of the defato xml-rpc libs out
there. It seems to be working for other people...

The reason I think its a python error is because php doesn't understand
lists, which is what the data is being returned as.

umm. xml-rpc is a platform-neutral transport protocol, so the lists
you're seeing are lists on the python side, "array" elements on the
wire, and arrays on the PHP side [1].

this quote from the IXR documentation might help:

"Note that both of the callback functions accept a single argument -
$args. $args is an array of paramaters received from the XML-RPC
client. If there is only one argument, $args will be that argument
rather than an array with only one element."

guess PHP could need a "not enough arguments" error message...


1) the library contains the comment /* Nasty function to check if an
array is a struct or not */, and I'm quite sure Simon's not referring to
the fact that it's written in PHP.

Apr 6 '06 #4
Ughhh I feel like such an idiot :(

Thanks for clearing that up it works now.

Apr 6 '06 #5

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