[Development] The life of a file name and other possibly mal-encoded strings on non-Windows systems

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Mon Oct 6 17:21:45 CEST 2014

On Monday 06 October 2014 11:12:57 Kuba Ober wrote:
> Thus, how does Qt deal with a directory listing with such “invalid” file
> names? Do they survive the round-trip through a QString and QDirIterator?
> Would it be worthwhile to tackle this issue in a better fashion (whatever
> it might be) for Qt 6?

File names that cannot be decoded using the locale codec are considered 
filesystem corruption and are silently dropped. They won't appear in directory 

This was discussed to exhaustion in Qt 5's development process. The conclusion 
is to remain at status quo since there is no good, technical solution.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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