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Re: [grouper-dev] lists of non-members lists for memberships?

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  • From: Tom Zeller <>
  • To: Chris Hyzer <>
  • Cc: "" <>
  • Subject: Re: [grouper-dev] lists of non-members lists for memberships?
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 14:59:49 -0500
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Could all lists behave the same as "members" ?

At first I assumed that all lists behaved the same way and that the "members" list was merely a built-in default. I was surprised to find that wasn't the case. 

On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 1:50 PM, Chris Hyzer <> wrote:
Ok, thinking about concatenating things, its now for me to make a feature request and get rejected... :)

I think one of the reasons that "lists" in groups are not used very much is that they are not reusable.  If you have a group called classes:english110, and there are three lists: members, assistants, profs, then the only one of those lists you can add to another group is the members list.  Of course you could make three groups, and add those to the three lists, but that defeats the purpose of the 3-way assignment (so you don't have to create that many objects).

Should we consider adding the ability to add a list to another list?  E.g. add the classes:english110 profs list to the classes:english120 profs list?

I think one of the issues is the way we represent groups as subjects.  Right now we just have a subject source which looks at the groups table and uses the groupId as the subjectId.  We would need to some how concatenate the groupId and the list name for the subjectId, or keep another table of group lists with uuids (is this in the groupSet table perhaps???), or something...  anyways, if there isn't an easy way to do this, and/or there is little interest, we can put this on the long term wishlist... :)



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