IC objects have a mapping interface, hence to obtain the mail
address you simply get
ic['MailAddress']. Assignment also
works, and changes the option in the configuration file.
The module knows about various datatypes, and converts the internal IC representation to a ``logical'' Python data structure. Running the ic module standalone will run a test program that lists all keys and values in your IC database, this will have to serve as documentation.
If the module does not know how to represent the data it returns an
instance of the
ICOpaqueData type, with the raw data in its
data attribute. Objects of this type are also acceptable values
Besides the dictionary interface, IC objects have the following methods:
'mailto:', in which case incomplete URLs are completed with this scheme. If hint is not provided, incomplete URLs are invalid.
The mapping entry is returned as a tuple
type, creator, postcreator, flags,
extension, appname, postappname, mimetype,
entryname), where version is the entry version
number, type is the 4-character filetype, creator is the
4-character creator type, postcreator is the 4-character creator
code of an
optional application to post-process the file after downloading,
flags are various bits specifying whether to transfer in binary
or ascii and such, extension is the filename extension for this
file type, appname is the printable name of the application to
which this file belongs, postappname is the name of the
postprocessing application, mimetype is the MIME type of this
file and entryname is the name of this entry.
'????', for instance).
The mapping entry is returned in the same format as for mapfile.