Move `Manager.raw()` and `Manager._insert()` to the QuerySet class.
|Reported by:||loic84||Owned by:||nobody|
|Component:||Database layer (models, ORM)||Version:||master|
|Cc:||Triage Stage:||Ready for checkin|
|Has patch:||yes||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
After the introduction of #20625, most methods that involve a DB query have been removed from Manager and are automatically proxied to QuerySet, only raw() and _insert() remain. After discussion with @akaariai on IRC we came to the conclusion that it would make sense to move these to the QuerySet class as well.
The previous goal was for QuerySet to focus on retrieval, but this has somewhat failed as most methods that could belong to Manager (like create()) already live on the QuerySet class. The introduction of hybrid methods like get_or_create() or update_or_create() also demonstrates that the distinction between the different kinds of queries is not obvious to make.
If this ticket is accepted, the new objective would be defined as follows:
- Anything "query" belongs to QuerySet.
- Manager is responsible for the integration between a Model and a QuerySet.
- Manager works as a hook to pre/post-process or even replace QuerySet methods when needed. (See current implementation of Manager.all() or RelatedManager.create()).
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comment:1 Changed 22 months ago by loic84
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