[Development] What qtbase looks like with extensive use of auto

Stephen Kelly steveire at gmail.com
Mon Mar 21 22:46:44 CET 2016

Matthew Woehlke wrote:

> On 2016-03-19 14:02, Stephen Kelly wrote:
>> In case you missed it, I wrote an auto-modernizer
>>  https://steveire.wordpress.com/2016/03/19/aaargh
> Thanks for sharing. I admiringly adore all the abounding (and artistic)
> alliteration adorning the article. (Sorry, couldn't think how to avoid
> "the" in that ;-). And "I" *is* alliterative, darn it :-), at least in
> pronunciation.)

Thanks :). And 

> admiringly adore all abounding (and artistic)
> alliteration adorning articles


> Also, this looks like an interesting tool that I may wish to use myself...
> I do wonder why your tool doesn't convert this...?
>   // old
>   QStringList middleStrings = sl.mid(1, 500);
>   // new
>   auto middleStrings = QStringList{sl.mid(1, 500)};

I leave all decisions like that to humans.

The conversion to QStringList may be 'wrong', so the tool leaves it behind 
so that it stands out.

That is, a human might decide this is right for the code in question:

 auto middleStrings = sl.mid(1, 500);



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