Bye form_for_*

Hmm… just noticed a big change in Django’s newforms API which happened in r6844 (so basically on Dec 2nd): form_for_model and form_for_instance got deprecated in favor of the the new ModelForm class. The motivation behind this move is quite well documented on the django-dev mailinglist, but for me personally it seems to boil down to replace form_for_* with a much more declarative syntax (which is a good thing).

So if you for instance have a model Game like this (if I understood it correctly)

class Game(models.Model):
    name = models.CharField(max_length=150)

you could easily create a form class for it like this:

class GameForm(forms.ModelForm):
    class Meta:
        model = Game

I really can’t wait to actually play around with this since it just makes everything all so much more consistent :-)

For some details checkout the new modelforms documentation page.