[Development] QConfig update.

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Wed Oct 15 17:34:03 CEST 2014

On Wednesday 15 October 2014 10:09:47 Rafael Roquetto wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 02:36:51PM +0200, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > On Wednesday 15 October 2014 08:39:27 Rafael Roquetto wrote:
> > > No! Not everyone uses Creator or whatever tool. I strongly dislike the
> > > idea
> > > of having to depend on a specific toolset. What is productive to some
> > > can
> > > be counter-productive to others. We need to KISS and use a
> > > human-readable
> > > format that offers the possibility to be manually edited if desired. And
> > > for that XML is a huge PITA IMHO. Please, please don't go down that
> > > road.
> > 
> > The only issue is that the more human-editable the source form is, the
> > harder it is to write a parser and toolchain to configure.
> Of course, we need to find a compromise in between. In other words, KISS but
> no simpler. I am not suggesting something based on natural language,
> actually, I am just arguing against an approach which enforces the usage of
> an specific tool/editor as an alternative for a better designed textual
> format. Specially when it comes to settings or schemas.
> The suggested QTypedSettings class is an example of a human-editable source
> form which is easy to read (*arguably* easier than condensed XML *IMHO*)
> being at the same time tool agnostic (any editor will do) and
> parser/compiler friendly.

I'm not sure you got my meaning.

How is a config editor tool in Qt Creator going to read & write those files? How 
is the code generator going to read the QTypedSettings source header to genete 
the equivalent .cpp?

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

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