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TWiki::User doesn't offer a way to get a list of users. That's a shame, because this is the only way I have of mapping from an email address back to a User object, which is needed in MailInContrib.

Propose adding this:

sub getListOfWikiNames {
    my $this = shift;
    return keys $this->{W2U};
Arguably this should be exposed via Func as well.

I think it's important to do this before Sven goes too far with user mappings; otherwise he may make it impossible.


agreed - I did already add %ALLUSERS%, but its not quite functional - as I'm frightened what it would do on a large site

on IRC CC mentioned that he really needed a TWiki::Users->findUserByEmail()


That's right, I do need findUserByEmail; but I now find (in a different application) that I also need a list of all registered users. Actually I need a full suite of user access functions, to determine group memberships etc. IIRC Meredith is also crying out for this. All it would take is the following additions to the TWiki::Func interface:

  • findUser( opts )  -> $user where opts can be wikiname => $wn or email => $em or login => $ln - basically anything that uniquely identifies the user.
  • getListOfUsers -> @userObjects - let's stop pissing about with login names and just let the Func interface know about the user object
  • getListOfGroups -> @userObjects
  • getCurrentUser -> $userObject
I think the User object declares everything else I might need.


I implemented Plugins:FuncUsersContrib as a demonstrator of this API, and soi I can use the functions with TWiki-4


Summary Need a way to get a list of registered users
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.CrawfordCurrie

SVN Range Tue, 14 Feb 2006 build 8800
AppliesTo Extension
Component FuncUsersContrib
Priority Urgent
CurrentState Closed

TargetRelease major
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