[Development] HEADS-UP: QStringLiteral

Bogdan Vatra bogdan.vatra at kdab.com
Wed Aug 21 13:28:32 CEST 2019


Hi,

> Returning to your original post:
> >>> All the major frameworks out there (i.e. Java, C#) they have a
> >>> single String which does all the magic.
> 
> Yes, and those systems are all built with the assumption that client
> code doesn't care if every single time anything happens to a string a
> fresh copy of it is made.  They probably aren't actually that
> inefficient, but the basic premise of the design of those easy-to-use
> string classes is that if they were it wouldn't matter much.
> 

When I say framework, I actually mean the framework code not the client code. 
Let's take the java classes from Android, can you please show me a single 
place where Android folk are using some strange: String myString = 
StringLiteral("string") instead of a simple String myString = "string"; ?

> We don't have that luxury, sad to say,
> 

But we have the luxury to loose potential Qt contributors because we are going 
to force them to use so many string wrappers?

Cheers,
BogDan.




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