[Interest] Models and aborting structural changes

Jonathan Purol contact at folling.de
Wed Jun 3 12:51:11 CEST 2020

> why not cache the bulk changes received from server, and only after
> observing a complete set of changes you begin updating the Qt model?
> i.e. you should first receive a complete bulk of changes from server
> like <“before”, “change item i1”, “change item i2”, …, “after”> and only
> at that point you can start changing the Qt model by calling
> beginInsertRows() followed by other model changing methods and then
> endInsertRows().

It's less about knowing when a change is complete - ideally the UI
should not care if multiple changes are adhering to some common
denominator or not. The issue for us is that the underlying data is
already updated when the change notification comes through, in which
case `beginInsertRows` would be called too late, since it has to be
called *before* the underlying data has changed.

Thanks for the response,

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