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Pull request Cache `SingleElementSections.numberOfElements` on composed-swift/Composed


Overall this is pretty minor but when dealing with a lot of SingleElementSections that are infrequently updated is does start to slow down.

I thought a faster approach would be to use generics on replace(element:) to only check for nil when the value is Optional, but generics don't allow for this kind of overload.

Also added some basic tests. The performance tests show a ~9% performance increase.

Pull request Cache nib registrations to improve performance on composed-swift/Composed


@bill201207 found that UINib(nibName:bundle:) is a big part of the poor performance when our app launches.

Ultimately batching updates will help with a lot of things like this, but really that'll just be masking some of the performance issues so it's useful to find issues like this now.

Pull request Merge ComposedLayout and ComposedUI packages on composed-swift/Composed


This adds the ComposedLayout and ComposedUI packages, which will close #16.

The base for this is 2.0-beta, which we can use for testing new changes, which can also break API.

If you go to the repo settings you can (temporarily) set the default branch to 2.0-beta and we can add a note to the README stating this is the beta release and the stable release is available in the master branch.

Once merged and these changes are made the READMEs for ComposedLayout and ComposedUI repos can be updated to point to this repo and their repos archived.

Pull request Add `FlatSection` on composed-swift/Composed


This is a new type of section that is similar to ComposedSectionProvider, but rather than flattening each of the children in to a single SectionProvider it flattens them in to a single Section.

The ComposedUI side of this has been updated to support multiple cells per section, with a convenience for FlatSection that delegates the calls to each of the flattened sections.

This is a breaking change since the protocol requirements have changed. I have set the base of the PR to merge-all-libraries since that's also a breaking change and this PR relies on those changes.

edit: We've moved to our own fork to allow for more rapid development. The latest changes are in https://github.com/opennetltd/Composed/tree/feature/FlatSection, which will eventually be merged back in to this repo once some of the other PRs/issues have been resolved.

Pull request Use default Xcode version on composed-swift/Composed


In my open source frameworks I usually use the last major Xcode (currently 11.7), latest (currently 12.3) and latest beta (soon to be 12.4), but this project has only been setup for the latest version of Xcode.

If we feel it's good to run the tests across multiple Xcode versions I have created https://github.com/JosephDuffy/update-xcode-version-action, which we can use to keep the versions in-sync with the versions available as part of GitHub actions.

For now I've removed all use a explicit Xcode versions.

Pull request Fix crash switching segmented provider's segment on composed-swift/Composed


Regression introduce in 1.1.1.

Would occur when a segmented provider was the last child of a composed provider and the selected segment changed.

This could have also been fixed in SegmentedSectionProvider but changing the _currentIndex after the delegate has been notified (which is closer to what ComposedSectionProvider does) but we have nothing in the API contract stating this must be done, so really it's an issue with the caching in ComposedSectionProvider.

Pull request Cache `sections` and `numberOfSection` on composed-swift/Composed


These properties are accessed quite frequently and can be cached with a little extra processing.

This is another finding from screens that have a large number of composed sections.

This and https://github.com/composed-swift/ComposedUI/pull/15 seem to be the main areas of performance issues, although that doesn't mean that once these are working and merged we won't uncover more 😅

Thanks to @bill201207 for their contributions to this change.

Pull request Add collection view batch updates on composed-swift/ComposedUI


The idea of this is that without breaking the API the collection view will batch updates.

Inserting a large number of sections is the main area of performance loss we are currently encountering, because the sections are inserted individually and not batched. This change alone has reduce the initial load time of one our screens (which has 100-150 sections added at once) from 30-45 seconds down to less than a second (at least it is not noticeable).

I had created https://github.com/composed-swift/Composed/pull/17 to try and address this, which has the advantage that it would apply to other view types (e.g. UITableView), but I believe does not offer the same performance improvements and it is restricted to a single ComposedSectionProvider.

This is a draft to collect feedback; as you can see there are some TODOs but I think there's enough implemented to provide an overview of the changes that would be required to implement this.

This does not currently work; there are situations that cause the collection NSInternalInconsistencyException', reason: 'Invalid update error. I have some failing tests that demonstrate what the result should be.

Pull request Add `performBatchUpdates(_:)` function on composed-swift/Composed


When adding a lot of sections (we have a screen which inserts 100~175 on initial load) the performance is quite poor.

Along with the improve-composed-section-provider-performance branch (which I want to fully validate before making a PR) performing these changes in batch helps a lot.

Pull request Potential fix for invalidation crashes on composed-swift/ComposedUI


As mentioned in https://github.com/composed-swift/ComposedUI/issues/13 and https://github.com/composed-swift/ComposedUI/issues/8 there are some scenarios where the collection view’s data is out-of-sync with the data in composed.

As mentioned in https://github.com/composed-swift/ComposedUI/issues/13 calling layoutIfNeeded can trigger the data to be in sync again. In this I have added it to mappingWillBeginUpdating(_:) which appears to solve the problem.

It might be needed in replace(sectionProvider:) (because reloadData is called) and/or mappingDidInvalidate(_:) (for the same reason) but I’m still investigating.

I have validated this fix against https://github.com/composed-swift/ComposedUI/issues/8 and it fixes the crash.

https://github.com/composed-swift/ComposedUI/issues/13 still needs to be investigated and may require layoutIfNeeded to be called in mappingDidInvalidate. Marking as a draft until this is checked.

Pull request Rewrite delegates to take perform update closures on composed-swift/Composed


This is a major API change so is in a v2 branch. If we agree on a direction we could start adding PRs in to this branch.

This change would enable multiple changes to be applied at once, e.g. by requiring balanced calls to mappingWillBeginUpdating and mappingDidEndUpdating and only performing the updates when an equal number of mappingDidEndUpdating calls have been made. This could be a small performance improvement but would also improve animations.

By adding the performUpdate closure the changes to the model layer can be applied only when the consumer is expecting them, e.g. for UICollectionView this would be inside performBatchUpdates and would fix the existing crashes that occur when performing a change when there are pending layout changes.

Some tests and types have been commented out since this is more of a starting point for a discussion around the API than it is a solid implementation.

This is the closest I can see the API being (although it's still a breaking change) but maybe a bigger change would be better.

The biggest PITA is that the sections need to keep track of "current" data (e.g. what's being displayed by a collection view) and the "pending" data (e.g. what's about to be applied). I don't think this adds any memory overhead but it does add much more to the knowledge required when implementing a section.

Pull request ComposedSectionProvider fixes on composed-swift/Composed


These were quite hard to track down since the errors that would occur would often be visual and not a crash, although in some scenarios it did seem to trigger a crash.

I think this highlights the need for a much larger test suite.

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It also made me question the insert(_:at:) functions because it's not really clear what the index is. Should it insert it at the index in the context of the sections and providers (as it does now), or just sections?

For example, with:

  • Section A
  • Section Provider
    • Section B
    • Section C
  • Section D
  • Section E

If I insert a section at index 3 should it look like:

  • Section A
  • Section Provider
    • Section B
    • Section C
  • New Section
  • Section D
  • Section E

or

  • Section A
  • Section Provider
    • Section B
    • Section C
  • Section D
  • New Section
  • Section E

Pull request Fix crash when performing update while animating on composed-swift/ComposedUI


The completion block is called when the animation has completed, but at the end of the updates block the data has already been updated (from the perspective of the UICollectionView).

Not calling reset() and setting defersUpdate = false could cause crashes e.g. due to changes being applied multiple times.

The best way to recreate this is to have a series of updates occur very close to each other but with the "Slow Animation" setting enabled in the simulator.

This change might also apply to table views, I have not checked.

The crash would often be along the lines of "Tried to delete section at index 11 but there were only 11 sections" or would occur in elementsProvider(for:) with the error "No UI configuration available for section 11" when performing a non-data change e.g. a reload of a section

Pull request Allow multiple cell types per section on composed-swift/ComposedUI


Sometimes it's useful to have multiple different cell types within a single section, for example to use sticky headers or to reduce to need for many layers of composition (which can be tricky to get animation right for).

This isn't a breaking change for consumers.

I think some of the naming should be improved if this were to be merged.

Draft because I want feedback on the impact of the feature itself rather than specifically the code.

Pull request Use SAMPLE_CODE_DISAMBIGUATOR for easier running on composed-swift/Composed-Demo


Config from https://developer.apple.com/documentation/avfoundation/cameras_and_media_capture/avcam_building_a_camera_app was used to make it easier to people checking out the repo to run the sample code. Only the team needs to be changed with this config.