Add Patch support to the API

Registered by Martyn Taylor on 2013-09-19

We should move away from our trivial (broken) PUT solution for handling partial updates via the API. We will be fixing PUT to be completely idempotent and HTTP Spec compliant. Future partial update support should be done via HTTP PATCH. We should use the http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-appsawg-json-patch-10.

We can use a library to handle much of the heavy lifting for us. https://pypi.python.org/pypi/jsonpatch/0.6

Ironic have just added in this support. We can take a look at the Ironic implementation and replicate it here.

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