[Development] Coding convention for private includes

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Sat Jan 21 00:06:53 CET 2017

On sexta-feira, 20 de janeiro de 2017 14:55:00 PST Sean Harmer wrote:
> Hi,
> Just a query about the coding convention around inclusion of private headers
> as specified at:
> https://wiki.qt.io/Coding_Conventions#Including_headers
> It states:
> If you need to include private headers, be careful. Use the following
> syntax, irrespective of which module or directory whatever_p.h is in.
>  #include <private/whatever_p.h>
> The issue is that this could lead to collisions. Is it OK to use:
>  #include <QtModule/private/whatever_p.h>
> ?

You need to be careful when including a private header from another private 
header. But if it's from a .cpp, you can use even relative paths.

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

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