Data Generation Functions
Data Generation Functions#
Devstack currently has no standard way of creating dev data. Over time, developers have figured out their own ways to create data for local development. Recently, OEP-37 was proposed, which suggests a standardized method for creating dev data.
To be iterative in implementation, we decided not to follow OEP-37 completely. Specifically, we decided to implement dev data generation functions in the load_dev_data management command. This results in centralization of dev data creation into the load_dev_data management command. This is meant to be a temporary measure until we have wider usage of this method of creating data.
In the future, we hope to move these dev data generation functions into a plugin style architecture, where load_dev_data management command is able to discover dev data generation functions during run time.
Dev data generation is centralized to load_dev_data management command in each IDA
The file will grow larger as new data is supported
load_dev_data management command will be modified everytime new data is supported