[Development] Question about QCoreApplicationData::*_libpaths

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Wed Jan 20 20:34:18 CET 2016

Bo Thorsen wrote:
> Den 19-01-2016 kl. 15:00 skrev Marc Mutz:
>> In Qt 6:
>> 1. ... dropping CoW ...
> I'm against any change that does this.
> I know you hate and loathe them. I don't. I think this alone makes Qt
> containers worth while. And it doesn't matter what arguments you give, I
> already know and understand them. The pros of CoW to me outweigh the
> cons. We disagree on this, and that's perfectly okay.

So far, we completely agree (and I disagree with Marc Mutz).

> However, there are also things in this argument where I agree with you.
> I do think there are more containers in Qt than necessary. It's not
> necessarily the case that Qt needs to have all types of lists, for
> example. And I would like to see Qt offer the use of std:: containers in
> the API.

But there, I don't follow:
* To the user, this would effectively remove CoW support for the containers
  you want to drop from Qt.
* The API would also result in an inconsistent mess.

        Kevin Kofler

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