Source code for pyface.util.id_helper

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""" Helper functions to automatically generate unique IDs. """


from weakref import WeakKeyDictionary


class _ObjectCounter(object):
    """ Counts objects. """

    def __init__(self):
        self._objects_registry = WeakKeyDictionary()

    def get_count(self, obj):
        """ Return the number of times an object was seen.

        Objects must be hashable.

        """

        if obj in self._objects_registry:
            count = self._objects_registry[obj]
        else:
            count = 0

        return count

    def next_count(self, obj):
        """ Increase and return the number of times an object was seen.

        Objects must be hashable.

        """

        count = self.get_count(obj)
        self._objects_registry[obj] = count + 1
        return self._objects_registry[obj]


# Global object counter.
object_counter = _ObjectCounter()


[docs]def get_unique_id(object): """ Return a unique ID of the form ClassName_X, where X is an integer. It is only guaranteed that IDs are unique to a specific Python session, not across sessions. """ class_ = object.__class__ name = class_.__name__ number = object_counter.next_count(class_) return name + "_" + str(number)