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L1 Bithead

I'm having a terrible time trying to just simply 'clone' a security rule, and then edit it how desired, without running into issues.


First, using copy.deepcopy(security_rule) works perfectly...however adds a massive amount of run-time to my program. I previously used this method on dictionaries without a major increase in run-time. I can't find any existing clone/duplicate/etc type of function within the API, if it exists.

I've tried using element(), element_str(), __dict__, manually converting to dict, I've tried manually grabbing all the params that are allowed when creating a new rule via a dict (ie SecurityRule(**dict))...and spent hours running into misc issue after issue. Either rules not getting added correctly, or rules still somehow magically linked (old vs new rule) even when creating a brand new one via **dict. The linkage then causes the old rule to get modified when only attempting to modify the new rule.


There's got to be a simple way to do this. I'm hoping someone can help me out here.



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