[Development] Consistency in Qt headers (extends: 'renaming all QWindow properties that have "window" in them')

Stephen Kelly stephen.kelly at kdab.com
Mon Oct 29 10:15:10 CET 2012

On Sunday, October 28, 2012 00:08:21 Sze Howe Koh wrote:
> //=================================
> // Analysis and conclusion
> //=================================
> Proposal 2 has more pros and fewer cons than Proposal 1. Proposal 1's
> strength is also present in Proposal 2, and Proposal 2's weakness is
> also present in Proposal 1. Furthermore, Proposal 2 involves fewer
> changes overall.
> Therefore, I contend that Proposal 2 is the better approach: It would
> be good to have modules called "QtXyz", and have namepsaces called
> "QXyz".

I agree.

> Huh, I didn't realize those namespaces were needed. So, a Bluetooth
> Security variable needs to be declared like this:
>     QtBluetooth::QBluetooth::Security sec;
> That's very unwieldy, no?

Yes, I agree.

> +1 for removing redundant namespaces.
> > I'm all for the consistent use of namespaces, but before you implement
> > everything, it probably makes sense to hear from others too.
> Definitely; that's why I'm raising this on the mailing list. I've
> asked about this before (in slightly different forms) at
> http://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/20499/ and
> http://lists.qt-project.org/pipermail/development/2012-September/006515.html
> , but didn't get a strong response. Again, I appreciate your reply here,
> Stephen.

Also note that some of the modules you mention are not part of Qt 5.0, and 
therefore we maybe shouldn't waste time on them. 

I filed a bug report about this here:



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