[Development] C++11 for Examples

Knoll Lars Lars.Knoll at theqtcompany.com
Fri Mar 6 09:53:43 CET 2015

On 06/03/15 09:54, "Marc Mutz" <marc.mutz at kdab.com> wrote:

>On Tuesday 03 March 2015 11:30:51 Guido Seifert wrote:
>> Why not make different example categories?
>a) because it's more work, less fun, and people don't work on examples
>   but they might, when they can modernize them.
>b) because one reason we want to have this is to experiment with
>   features in the Qt API, so come Flag Day, we don't need to poke around
>   new design space like blind men. And that means all examples should use
>   C++11 (and 14) to the fullest extent possible.
>Some peole here are arguing for restrictions on the use of C++11 features
>the examples. I'm against that. It thwards pointa a) and b), imo.
>If users have older compilers, they should just use the examples from Qt
>They can literally just be copied in.

Unfortunately that’s simply not practical to implement from a packaging
perspective. I understand the desire to use as modern C++ as possible, but
our examples still need to work with the compilers the majority of our
users are working with.


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