[Glade-devel] Signal editor rework

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 3:45 PM, Johannes Schmid <jhs at jsschmid.de> wrote:
Hi Tristan!

? - Firstly I can see you went and implemented the GtkTreeIter->stamp a
bit more
? ? robustly than in GladeProject, additionally the code needs to assert
? ? any input iter: (iter->stamp == model->priv->stamp). I've already
done this for
? ? GladeProject and will commit that soon (it helped alot to debug...
? ? I could still not completely solve bug 627078 and have not
committed that yet,
? ? I'll commit the checking code now regardless).

I filed bug https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=623879 for that
some time ago to also fix it in GladeProject. But you might be right that
we might want to check it with an assertion.

? - Can you explain why the model->priv->stamp must be incremented
when the overall
? ? model data changes ? (it could be that GladeProject needs this
treatment too... or
? ? that the model's stamp should not change... I'm not sure).

IMHO the gtk+ documentation says that an iter is only valid as long as the
model doesn't change. If you can assure that the iter is valid after a
change you might not need it but when a node is deleted, the iter of that
node definitly becomes invalid. I think it's good to catch those things
with an assertion before running into a memory corruption.

Ok that makes perfect sense to me. Sorry I missed the stamp fix
for GladeProject, I'm going to go over your patch and make sure
I didnt miss anything (for instance I at least missed the incrementing
of the stamp when the project tree changes...).

? - The iter->stamp should be initialized to something random,
otherwise every model
? ? starts with stamp == 0 (possibly making the iter from the last
destroyed signal model
? ? appear "valid")

I wasn't assuming that someone would use an iter on a wrong model but if
we want to catch that case we might want to start which a random number. I
think we should check what GtkTreeStore does.

I guess it is at least important that the initial stamp is not 0, since
0 is what we generally use to represent an invalid iter (when
the iter to return was not found for instance).

Actually I was just guessing at why treestore initializes its stamp
to a non-zero random number... I can vouch that treestore (or liststore that
I checked... not sure) does this but I'm not exactly sure why.

? - I would prefer we stick with firing Glade's generic object
selection dialog to select
? ? the project object for a signal user data - I dont like the idea
of navigating recursive menus
? ? or dropping down a combo box with a possible > 1000 objects to select.

Yeah, I will change that. I just was easy to implement for now but the UI
is satisfying at all.

Just some additional note: The dnd code currently uses the old gdk_drawing
funtions that have been removed from gtk+. I didn't have the time to
change that as I didn't fully understood how to do that in cairo. But it
shouldn't be a big deal.

Extra note... I went ahead and copied out some GTK+ internals:
   glade_utils_cairo_draw_rectangle(), glade_utils_cairo_draw_line()

... in the case they may be helpful to you... also feel free to add some
convenience drawing functions to glade-utils.[ch] if you think that makes
sense for what needs drawing.


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