[Development] Undeprecating QPointer
thiago.macieira at intel.com
Thu Mar 15 19:37:31 CET 2012
On sexta-feira, 2 de março de 2012 10.27.56, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> QPointer was ported to a QWeakPointer backend and deprecated early in Qt 5
> history. However, QPointer is used throughout our code and, I can expect, in
> user code too. Replacing it with QWeakPointer is just monkey work, adding
> .data() everywhere and buying us no better safety (because no one will
> bother to verify that the pointer could be got at that point). After the
> port to QWeakPointer, QPointer is no longer slow either.
> I'd like to suggest we un-deprecate it and bring it back to full status. At
> the same time, I'd like to suggest we discourage using QWeakPointer for
> tracking QObjects, instead leaving it to its original purpose of being the
> weak reference counterpart to QSharedPointer.
No one has objected. Can someone remove the deprecation marks in QPointer,
Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center
Intel Sweden AB - Registration Number: 556189-6027
Knarrarnäsgatan 15, 164 40 Kista, Stockholm, Sweden
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