Implements an offline optimistic lock  for Django models.
VersionField and inherit from
from ool import VersionField, VersionedMixin class MyModel(VersionedMixin, models.Model): version = VersionField()
MyModel is saved, the version will be checked to ensure
the instance has not changed since it was last fetched. If there is a
ConcurrentUpdate exception will be raised.
VersionField is just an integer that increments itself every
time its model is saved.
(which is called by
save to actually do the update) to add an extra
condition to the update query -- that the version in the database is
the same as the model's version. If they match, there have been no
concurrent modifications. If they don't match, the UPDATE statement will
not update any rows, and we know that someone else saved first.
This produces SQL that looks something like:
UPDATE mymodel SET version = version + 1, ... WHERE id = %s AND version = %s
When no rows were updated, we know someone else won and we need to raise
version 0.7 used
SELECT FOR UPDATE to implement the version checking. I
wanted to avoid database-level locking, so
django-optimistic-lock adds a
version filter to the update statement, as described by Martin Fowler .
Additionally, ool takes a more minimalistic approach than django-concurrency by only doing one thing -- optimistic locking -- without any monkey-patching, middleware, settings variables, admin classes, or form fields. django-concurrency would probably make more sense if you're looking for something that will attempt to accommodate every situation out of the box. Use ool if you just want a straightforward model implementation and need to handle the UI and surrounding architecture yourself.
Running the tests
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