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When you use something like this in a plugin

TWiki::Func::saveAttachment($web, $topic, $fileName,
                            { file => $tempName,
                               filedate => $fileDate,
                               filesize => $fileSize,
                               filepath => $fileName,
                               comment => "Generated by !AttachContentPlugin"

Then you get this kind of garbage in the meta

Why do we get these useless parameters?

stream="GLOB(0xa421c98)" tmpFilename="/tmp/Z4IDRIcEXv"

This is found both on 4.0.4-4 and on MAIN

The quick testcase for this is to use the AttachContentPlugin and make a topic with this.

Some test text
And a little more


They happen to be lying around in Meta. They are cache parameters, same as most of the content of META:FILEATTACHMENT.

Perhaps a bit inelegant, but not a bug.


Then let us call it an enhancement though still with low priority. Peter and I discussed this on IRC and we agreed that this garbage should not be in the META:FILEATTACHMENT. There should only be the parameters that are actually useful. And having a value saying GLOB(0xa421c98) is right out bad programming.

I spent hours trying to find out what I did wrong using TWiki::Func::saveAttachment and others will for sure have the same experience.

I am getting pretty annoyed about how quickly bug items are being discarded here without dialog, and I want that discussed at next release meeting. It is really annoying me and I know others are annoyed about it as well.


This is now fixed in trunk and 4.3 branch.

-- PeterThoeny - 2010-05-09

Summary TWiki::Func::saveAttachment saves a lot of garbage in META
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.KennethLavrsen
Codebase 4.0.4, 4.3.2, ~twiki4
SVN Range TWiki-4.1, Sun, 08 Oct 2006, build 11688
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:18623 TWikirev:18624
TargetRelease patch
ReleasedIn 5.0.0
Topic attachments
I Attachment History Action Size Date Who Comment
Texttxt myfile.txt r1 manage 0.1 K 2006-10-19 - 08:21 UnknownUser Generated by AttachContentPlugin
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Topic revision: r8 - 2010-05-31 - PeterThoeny
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