hasListeners property Null safety
Whether any listeners are currently registered.
Clients should not depend on this value for their behavior, because having one listener's logic change when another listener happens to start or stop listening will lead to extremely hard-to-track bugs. Subclasses might use this information to determine whether to do any work when there are no listeners, however; for example, MultiFrameImageStreamCompleter uses it to determine when to iterate through frames of an animated image.
Typically this is used by overriding addListener, checking if
hasListeners is false before calling
super.addListener(), and if so,
starting whatever work is needed to determine when to notify listeners;
and similarly, by overriding removeListener, checking if hasListeners
is false after calling
super.removeListener(), and if so, stopping that
@protected @visibleForTesting bool get hasListeners => _listeners.isNotEmpty;