[Development] Undeprecating QString::null
Eike.Ziller at qt.io
Tue Jan 16 17:38:15 CET 2018
> On Jan 16, 2018, at 17:16, Uwe Rathmann <Uwe.Rathmann at tigertal.de> wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:47:57 +0100, Olivier Goffart wrote:
>> Just change your code to use "= QString()", no #ifdef necessary.
> The "just change" introduces a binary incompatibility - right ?
I don’t see why that would be the case, the function signature doesn’t change.
> Please be aware, that Qwt is part of almost any Linux distro - according
> to sourceforge it has more than 1000 additional downloads every week
> since many years.
> All distro maintainers would not only have to upgrade the Qwt packages,
> but also all packages depending on it - users would have to rebuild.
> Considering the strict compatibility rules you have for Qt you will
> understand, that this is nothing I would like to do easily.
> But could you please comment on why this change is an improvement -
> beyond getting rid of 3-4 lines in qstring.h ?
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