I'm trying to implement a decorator for custom error pages in web2py as per one of the haiti Todos. Ref - http://web2py.com/AlterEgo/default/show/75
I'm trying to keep it as a module in /modules directory so that I can import it into the controllers and place the decorator appropriately.
I have kept error handling decorator as /modules/onerror.py
and am importing it like this from a controller say (or.py)-
exec('from applications.%s.modules.onerror import onerror as onerror' % request.application)
HTTP object wasn't available in onerror.py so i did a -
from gluon.http import *
But then I readlized that the request object is also not available to the decorator as in the line -
I have some doubts -
Is /modules directory a good place to keep such a reusable component?
Are the modules in the /modules directory automatically loaded as a new web2py instance is created? If so how can I access them in a controller?
Is there a way I can pass the request object to this decorator from my controller? Hints are welcome.
Let me know if I'm doing it in an unobvious way.