[Development] The future of smart pointers in Qt API

André Pönitz apoenitz at t-online.de
Fri Jan 31 19:57:16 CET 2020

On Fri, Jan 31, 2020 at 10:07:52AM +0000, Vitaly Fanaskov wrote:
> Another thing to discuss is whether we should use raw pointers in the 
> API at all or not. There are a few options again:
> 1) Yes
> 2) No. Use “modern” approaches instead (pass mandatory dependencies by 
> either reference or const reference when using smart pointers makes no 
> sense, use something optional-like or tuples to return extra data from 
> functions, and so on)
> 3) Mix 1 and 2.
> There are pros and cons for all options. Share your opinion once again, 
> please.



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