[Development] QVariant container API

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Mon Apr 1 14:41:40 CEST 2019

01.04.2019, 13:43, "Vasily Pupkin" <shkodindanil.letmework at gmail.com>:
> Thanks for the answers.
>> I'm not sure I want to see more Datastream-based serialisation. The code there
>> is too fragile and not compatible enough with standards. I recommend you
>> reconsider and think about a more standard format.
> Just wanted to clarify, that I am working on a solution, which is totaly different from datastream serialization (and opposes it) and is format agnostic. It has an abstract module, which can be implemented for XML, JSON and so on.
> The API would be QByteArray serialize(const QVariant& value), and QVariant might be a gadget or a collection of any depth. The only thing it does, is peaking inside QVariant and recursively (de)serializes properties or items.
>> This is a very lossy conversion without sufficient error reporting. That's an
>> example of why I don't think we should invest more time in this type of API.
> Thanks for pointing this out.
>> Nor I. That code is black magic to me and I don't touch it.
> Is it going to be left like that forever :( ?

Someone has to step up as a maintainer for that code, otherwise it's entirely up
to Thiago to decide its fate.


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