[Development] Source break policy for function overloads

Kai Koehne Kai.Koehne at qt.io
Wed Jul 13 13:55:32 CEST 2016

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>  We do not have SC promise only BC. We tend to not break SC without
> reason, for example we avoid juggling with header files just to "cleanup"
> stuff, but definitely we reserve right to add overloads and new functions.
> That is the current state, whatever it make sense or not is a different
> discussion.

We should fix 



I agree though that we can't guarantee source compatibility in all cases
(indirect includes are one example).

We could establish a rule that methods marked with Q_SLOTS shouldn't
be overloaded. Not that this would've helped, since QTimer::setInterval is not 
marked as a slot.



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