[PyQt] Shouldn't an item view keep a reference to its associated model?

Florent Rougon f.rougon at free.fr
Fri Jul 20 10:56:38 BST 2007

Phil Thompson <phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk> wrote:

> Yes, it reflects the Qt behaviour. Models are often shared between views and 
> so (by default) aren't owned by any particular view. If you know there will 
> only ever be one view then make it the parent of the model.

I thought it should be possible to have the views keep a reference to
their model without "owning" it, as you say. For instance:


internally would do 'view1.model = model'

and similarly,


internally would do 'view2.model = model', so that 'model' cannot get
garbage-collected as long as either 'view1' or 'view2' is alive.

What's wrong with this approach?



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