[Development] RFD: plugins vs QStringLiterals

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Fri Nov 6 19:10:52 CET 2015

On Friday 06 November 2015 16:45:33 Knoll Lars wrote:
> To me this points strongly to opt for never unloading plugins. We can of
> course offer a way to force the unloading if the user does it's own stuff
> and knows what he's doing. But Qt should probably never unload any plugins
> it loads, as we do not control those and don't know whether they are safe
> to unload.
> With that we're ok for the plugins we load. And if someone else insists on
> unloading something it's his problem.

I'm leaning towards that too.

But before I go and modify QFactoryLoader... what is that class for? Can 
anyone find out from the old history? It traces its existence back to "Long 
live Qt 4.5".

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

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