Source code for smqtk.utils.configuration

Helper interface and functions for generalized object configuration, to and from
JSON-compliant dictionaries.

While this interface and utility methods should be general enough to add
JSON-compliant dictionary-based configuration to any object, this was created
in mind with the SMQTK plugin module.

Standard configuration dictionaries should be JSON compliant take the following
general format:

.. code-block:: json

        "type": "one-of-the-keys-below",
        "ClassName1": {
            "param1": "val1",
            "param2": "val2"
        "ClassName2": {
            "p1": 4.5,
            "p2": null

The "type" key is considered a special key that should always be present and it
specifies one of the other keys within the same dictionary. Each other key in
the dictionary should be the name of a ``Configurable`` inheriting class type.
Usually, the classes named within a block inherit from a common interface and
the "type" value denotes a selection of a specific sub-class for use, though
this is not required property of these constructs.

import abc
import inspect
import json
import types

import six

from smqtk.utils.dict import merge_dict

[docs]@six.add_metaclass(abc.ABCMeta) class Configurable (object): """ Interface for objects that should be configurable via a configuration dictionary consisting of JSON types. """ __slots__ = ()
[docs] @classmethod def get_default_config(cls): """ Generate and return a default configuration dictionary for this class. This will be primarily used for generating what the configuration dictionary would look like for this class without instantiating it. By default, we observe what this class's constructor takes as arguments, turning those argument names into configuration dictionary keys. If any of those arguments have defaults, we will add those values into the configuration dictionary appropriately. The dictionary returned should only contain JSON compliant value types. It is not be guaranteed that the configuration dictionary returned from this method is valid for construction of an instance of this class. :return: Default configuration dictionary for the class. :rtype: dict >>> # noinspection PyUnresolvedReferences >>> class SimpleConfig(Configurable): ... def __init__(self, a=1, b='foo'): ... self.a = a ... self.b = b ... def get_config(self): ... return {'a': self.a, 'b': self.b} >>> self = SimpleConfig() >>> config = self.get_default_config() >>> assert config == {'a': 1, 'b': 'foo'} """ if isinstance(cls.__init__, (types.MethodType, types.FunctionType)): argspec = inspect.getargspec(cls.__init__) # Ignores potential *args or **kwargs present params = argspec.args[1:] # skipping ``self`` arg num_params = len(params) if argspec.defaults: num_defaults = len(argspec.defaults) vals = ((None,) * (num_params - num_defaults) + argspec.defaults) else: vals = (None,) * num_params return dict(zip(params, vals)) # No constructor explicitly defined on this class return {}
[docs] @classmethod def from_config(cls, config_dict, merge_default=True): """ Instantiate a new instance of this class given the configuration JSON-compliant dictionary encapsulating initialization arguments. This base method is adequate without modification when a class's constructor argument types are JSON-compliant. If one or more are not, however, this method then needs to be overridden in order to convert from a JSON-compliant stand-in into the more complex object the constructor requires. It is recommended that when complex types *are* used they also inherit from the :class:`Configurable` in order to hopefully make easier the conversion to and from JSON-compliant stand-ins. When this method *does* need to be overridden, this usually looks like the following pattern: .. code-block:: python class MyClass (Configurable): @classmethod def from_config(cls, config_dict, merge_default=True): # Optionally guarantee default values are present in the # configuration dictionary. This statement pairs with the # ``merge_default=False`` parameter in the super call. # This also in effect shallow copies the given non-dictionary # entries of ``config_dict`` due to the merger with the # default config. if merge_default: config_dict = merge_dict(cls.get_default_config(), config_dict) # # Perform any overriding here. # # Create and return an instance using the super method. return super(MyClass, cls).from_config(config_dict, merge_default=False) This method should not be called via super unless an instance of the class is desired. :param config_dict: JSON compliant dictionary encapsulating a configuration. :type config_dict: dict :param merge_default: Merge the given configuration on top of the default provided by ``get_default_config``. :type merge_default: bool :return: Constructed instance from the provided config. :rtype: Configurable """ # The simple case is that the class doesn't require any special # parameters other than those that can be provided via the JSON # specification, which we cover here. If an implementation needs # something more special, they can override this function. if merge_default: config_dict = merge_dict(cls.get_default_config(), config_dict) # noinspection PyArgumentList return cls(**config_dict)
[docs] @abc.abstractmethod def get_config(self): """ Return a JSON-compliant dictionary that could be passed to this class's ``from_config`` method to produce an instance with identical configuration. In the most cases, this involves naming the keys of the dictionary based on the initialization argument names as if it were to be passed to the constructor via dictionary expansion. In some cases, where it doesn't make sense to store some object constructor parameters are expected to be supplied at as configuration values (i.e. must be supplied at runtime), this method's returned dictionary may leave those parameters out. In such cases, the object's ``from_config`` class-method would also take additional positional arguments to fill in for the parameters that this returned configuration lacks. :return: JSON type compliant configuration dictionary. :rtype: dict """
[docs]def make_default_config(configurable_iter): """ Generated default configuration dictionary for the given iterable of Configurable-inheriting types. For example, assuming the following simple class that descends from ``Configurable``, we would expect the following behavior: >>> class ExampleConfigurableType (Configurable): ... def __init__(self, a, b): ... ''' Dummy constructor ''' >>> make_default_config([ExampleConfigurableType]) == { ... 'type': None, ... 'ExampleConfigurableType': { ... 'a': None, ... 'b': None, ... } ... } True Note that technically ``ExampleConfigurableType`` is still abstract as it does not implement ``get_config``. The above call to ``make_default_config`` still functions because we only use the ``get_default_config`` class method and do not instantiate any types given to this function. While functionally acceptable, it is generally not recommended to draw configurations from abstract classes. :param collections.Iterable[type] configurable_iter: An iterable of class types class types that sub-class ``Configurable``. :return: Base configuration dictionary with an empty ``type`` field, and containing the types and initialization parameter specification for all implementation types available from the provided getter method. :rtype: dict[str, object] """ d = {"type": None} for cls in configurable_iter: assert isinstance(cls, type) and issubclass(cls, Configurable), \ "Encountered invalid Configurable type: '{}' (type={})".format( cls, type(cls) ) d[cls.__name__] = cls.get_default_config() return d
[docs]def cls_conf_to_config_dict(cls, conf): """ Helper function for creating the appropriate "standard" smqtk configuration dictionary given a `Configurable`-implementing class and a configuration for that class. This very simple function simply arranges a class, using its __name__ property, and an associated dictionary into a normal pattern used for configuration in SMQTK:: >>> class SomeClass (object): ... pass >>> cls_conf_to_config_dict(SomeClass, {0: 0, 'a': 'b'}) == { ... 'type': 'SomeClass', ... 'SomeClass': {0: 0, 'a': 'b'} ... } True :param type[Configurable] cls: A class type implementing the `Configurable` interface. :param dict conf: SMQTK standard type-optioned configuration dictionary for the given class and dictionary pair. :return: "Standard" SMQTK JSON-compliant configuration dictionary :rtype: dict """ return { "type": cls.__name__, cls.__name__: conf }
[docs]def to_config_dict(c_inst): """ Helper function that transforms the configuration dictionary retrieved from ``configurable_inst`` into the "standard" SMQTK configuration dictionary format (see above module documentation). For example, with a simple DataFileElement: >>> from smqtk.representation.data_element.file_element \ import DataFileElement >>> e = DataFileElement(filepath='/path/to/file.txt', ... readonly=True) >>> to_config_dict(e) == { ... "type": "DataFileElement", ... "DataFileElement": { ... "filepath": "/path/to/file.txt", ... "readonly": True, ... "explicit_mimetype": None, ... } ... } True :param Configurable c_inst: Instance of a class type that subclasses the ``Configurable`` interface. :return: Standard format configuration dictionary. :rtype: dict """ c_class = c_inst.__class__ if isinstance(c_inst, type) or not issubclass(c_class, Configurable): raise ValueError("c_inst must be an instance and its type must " "subclass from Configurable. Was given '{}'." .format(type(c_inst))) return cls_conf_to_config_dict(c_class, c_inst.get_config())
[docs]def cls_conf_from_config_dict(config, type_iter): """ Helper function for getting the appropriate type and configuration sub-dictionary based on the provided "standard" SMQTK configuration dictionary format (see above module documentation). :param dict config: Configuration dictionary to draw from. :param collections.Iterable[type] type_iter: An iterable of class types to select from. :raises ValueError: This may be raised if: - type field not present in ``config``. - type field set to ``None`` - type field did not match any available configuration in the given config. - Type field did not specify any implementation key. :return: Appropriate class type from ``type_iter`` that matches the configured type as well as the sub-dictionary from the configuration. From this return, ``type.from_config(config)`` should be callable. :rtype: (type, dict) """ if 'type' not in config: raise ValueError("Configuration dictionary given does not have an " "implementation type specification.") conf_type_name = config['type'] type_map = dict(map(lambda t: (t.__name__, t), type_iter)) conf_type_options = set(config.keys()) - {'type'} # Type provided may either by None, not have a matching block in the # config, not have a matching implementation type, or match both. if conf_type_name is None: raise ValueError("No implementation type specified. Options: %s" % list(conf_type_options)) elif conf_type_name not in conf_type_options: raise ValueError("Implementation type specified as '%s', but no " "configuration block was present for that type. " "Available configuration block options: %s" % (conf_type_name, list(conf_type_options))) elif conf_type_name not in type_map: raise ValueError("Implementation type specified as '%s', but no " "plugin implementations are available for that type. " "Available implementation types options: %s" % (conf_type_name, list(type_map))) cls = type_map[conf_type_name] return cls, config[conf_type_name]
[docs]def from_config_dict(config, type_iter, *args): """ Helper function for instantiating an instance of a class given the configuration dictionary ``config`` from available types provided by ``type_iter`` via the ``Configurable`` interface's ``from_config`` class-method. ``args`` are additionally positional arguments to be passed to the type's ``from_config`` method on return. Example: >>> from smqtk.representation import DescriptorElement >>> example_config = { ... 'type': 'DescriptorMemoryElement', ... 'DescriptorMemoryElement': {}, ... } >>> inst = from_config_dict(example_config, DescriptorElement.get_impls(), ... 'type-str', 'some-uuid') >>> from smqtk.representation.descriptor_element.local_elements \ import DescriptorMemoryElement >>> isinstance(inst, DescriptorMemoryElement) True :raises ValueError: This may be raised if: - type field not present in ``config``. - type field set to ``None`` - type field did not match any available configuration in the given config. - Type field did not specify any implementation key. :raises AssertionError: This may be raised if the class specified as the configuration `type`, is present in the given ``type_iter`` but is not a subclass of the ``Configurable`` interface. :raises TypeError: Insufficient/incorrect initialization parameters were specified for the specified ``type``'s constructor. :param dict config: Configuration dictionary to draw from. :param collections.Iterable[type] type_iter: An iterable of class types to select from. :param object args: Other positional arguments to pass to the configured class' ``from_config`` class method. :return: Instance of the configured class type as specified in ``config`` and as available in ``type_iter``. :rtype: smqtk.utils.configuration.Configurable """ cls, cls_conf = cls_conf_from_config_dict(config, type_iter) assert issubclass(cls, Configurable), \ "Configured class type '%s' does not descend from `Configurable`." \ % cls.__name__ return cls.from_config(cls_conf, *args)
[docs]def configuration_test_helper(inst, config_ignored_params=frozenset(), from_config_args=()): """ Helper function for testing the get_default_config/from_config/get_config methods for class types that in part implement the Configurable mixin class. This function also tests that ``inst``'s parent class type's ``get_default_config`` returns a dictionary whose keys' match the constructor's inspected parameters (except "self" of course). This constructs 3 additional instances based on the given instance following the pattern:: inst-1 -> inst-2 -> inst-3 -> inst-4 This refers to ``inst-2`` and ``inst-4`` being constructed from the config from ``inst``, and ``inst-3`` being constructed from the config of ``inst-2``. The equivalence of each instance's config is cross-checked with the other instances. This is intended to check that a configuration yields the same class configurations and that the config does not get mutated by nested instance construction. This function uses assert calls to check for consistency. We return all instances constructed in case the caller wants to make additional instance integrity checks. :param Configurable inst: Configurable-mixin inheriting class to test. :param set[str] config_ignored_params: Set of parameter names in the instance type's constructor that are ignored by ``get_default_config`` and ``from_config``. This is empty by default. :param tuple from_config_args: Optional additional positional arguments to the input ``inst.from_config`` method after the configuration dictionary. :returns: Instance 2, 3, and 4 as described above. :rtype: (Configurable,Configurable,Configurable) """ assert not isinstance(inst, type), "Passed a type, expected instance." inst_T = inst.__class__ # Patent class default config keys should match constructor keys. dflt_cfg = inst_T.get_default_config() argspec = inspect.getargspec(inst_T.__init__) # Check that keys returned in default config is equivalent to parameters # requested by the constructor, minus explicitly provided parameter names # to disregard. # - Disregarded params are usually for when some arguments are also # required by ``from_config``, i.e. runtime required. args_intersect = \ set(dflt_cfg) == (set(argspec.args[1:]) - config_ignored_params) assert args_intersect, \ "Default configuration dictionary keys does not match the class' " \ "constructor parameter." del args_intersect # Should be JSON serializable. try: assert json.loads(json.dumps(dflt_cfg)) == dflt_cfg, \ "Default config JSON Serialize -> Deserialize did not match " \ "original config." except TypeError: # dumps error raise AssertionError("Failed to serialize default config return for " "type {}.".format(inst_T.__name__)) except ValueError: # loads error raise AssertionError("Failed to load serialized default config.") # Instance config / from_config construction cycle equivalence test. # - Checking that configurations are JSON serializable at each step. inst_config = inst.get_config() # Keys in default and instance configurations should also match. assert set(dflt_cfg) == set(inst_config) inst2 = inst_T.from_config(inst_config, *from_config_args) inst2_config = inst2.get_config() inst3 = inst_T.from_config(inst_config, *from_config_args) inst3_config = inst3.get_config() inst4 = inst_T.from_config(inst2_config, *from_config_args) inst4_config = inst4.get_config() assert inst_config == inst2_config assert inst_config == inst3_config assert inst2_config == inst3_config assert inst_config == inst4_config assert inst3_config == inst4_config return inst2, inst3, inst4