[Development] QTCS2019 Notes from QtQml session

André Somers andre at familiesomers.nl
Mon Nov 25 15:39:36 CET 2019

On 25-11-19 12:31, Ulf Hermann wrote:
>> I think one of the biggest problems is that ID resolution crosses
>> file boundaries. This essentially means that the ids chosen can very
>> easily become part of the "API" of a component unless you are very
>> vigilant to not allow that to happen.
> Well, yes, and there is an easy way to fix this: Deprecate id lookup
> across file scope. id lookup is actually the same as context property
> lookup right now. That's what you're seeing there. We cannot get rid of
> IDs, obviously, but we can restrict their use to the file context and
> not search the whole context hierarchy.

Yeah, that's going to make using QML in actual applications a whole lot 
harder. For instance, sometimes access to some root node is needed even 
from deep leaf files. Removing that capability is quite a drastic measure.


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