[Interest] Best way to invoke a slot after some time with QObject::sender
Till Oliver Knoll
till.oliver.knoll at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 08:36:19 CEST 2012
Am 28.08.2012 um 04:10 schrieb Preet <prismatic.project at gmail.com>:
> I have a project where I'm trying to asynchronously reply to a signal.
> So if ObjectA sends ObjectB a signal, ObjectB will send ObjectA a
> reply signal at some later point in time.
That sounds like "broken by design" to me: you'd have a dependency circle here! In order to *connect* to a signal you have to *know* the signal emiter's class. So signals should only go one way: bottom up.
That said, your problem sounds a little bit what QNetworkAccessManager is solving: you have multiple clients that request (by method call!) something from the network, they get a handle (object) for the time being (with which they can also e.g. abort the current operation), the QNAM does its work asynchronously and finally emits a signal (actually several ones in each state transition) once it's done (it doesn't know its clients though!).
Why wouldn't that approach work in your case?
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