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Item3578: Deprecate permissionsSet from Func

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The TWiki::Func::permissionsSet method is only used in TigerSkin, and it's hard to work out what it's being used for there. The spec is wierd, and the doc is unclear on why you would want such a thing. The method that implements it in Access.pm is never called in the core. I believe this function should be deprecated.

See also TWiki:Codev/DeprecateTWikiFuncPermissionSet

permissionsSet( $web ) -> $boolean

Test if any access restrictions are set for this web, ignoring settings on individual pages

  • $web - Web name, required, e.g. 'Sandbox'

Since: TWiki::Plugins::VERSION 1.000 (27 Feb 2001)

DEPRECATED since 1.12 - use getPreferencesValue instead to determine what permissions are set on the web, for example:

foreach my $type qw( ALLOW DENY ) {
    foreach my $action qw( CHANGE VIEW ) {
        my $pref = $type . 'WEB' . $action;
        my $val = getPreferencesValue( $pref, $web ) || '';
        if( $val =~ /\S/ ) {
            print "$pref is set to $val on $web\n";

-- TWiki:Main/CrawfordCurrie - 07 Feb 2007

Removed from doc (though not from code, of course)


Cleaned "WaitingFor" field.

-- TWiki:Main.GilmarSantosJr - 10 Aug 2008

Summary Deprecate permissionsSet from Func
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.CrawfordCurrie

SVN Range TWiki-4.1.1, Sun, 04 Feb 2007, build 12769
AppliesTo Engine

Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

Checkins 12792
TargetRelease minor
ReleasedIn 4.2.0
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Topic revision: r11 - 2008-08-10 - GilmarSantosJr
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