[Development] Deprecating QString::{v,}sprintf()

Marc Mutz marc.mutz at kdab.com
Tue Feb 21 09:44:34 CET 2012


The QString header contains a ### about removing sprintf() in 5.0, but it's 
still there. I'd like to deprecate them.

I have a long-standing hate of the fact that QString::sprintf() is not static, 
so my preferred solution would be to make it static, but that silently breaks 
existing usage other than the idiomatic QString().sprintf().

Unless there's a clever technique by which we can at compile-time catch 
non-static uses of sprintf(), I'd propose to just deprecate it.

What do you think?


Marc Mutz <marc.mutz at kdab.com> | Senior Software Engineer
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