[Development] QScopedPointer and QObjects

Matt Broadstone mbroadst at gmail.com
Sun Jul 28 19:51:13 CEST 2013

Hey all,
I've found more often than I'd like in my unit tests I'm writing a custom
deleter for QObjects when using a QScopedPointer. Something to the effect

struct QObjectDeleter
    static inline void cleanup(QObject *pointer) {
        if (pointer)

and then:

QScopedPointer<MyQObjectSubclass, QObjectDeleter> object;

Is there a reason this wasn't added for convenience? Or, would there be
interest in me submitting a patch to include this in a later version of Qt?
We should even be able to fix this seamlessly with templates unless I'm

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