[Development] The future of smart pointers in Qt API
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Fri Jan 31 21:04:58 CET 2020
On Fri, 31 Jan 2020 at 21:23, Alberto Mardegan
<mardy at users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> Old man here:
> On 31/01/20 13:07, Vitaly Fanaskov wrote:
> > But how to use them in the API and which way is preferable is still
> > unclear. There are two main options we have:
> > 1) Use std::* smart pointers as-is.
> > 2) Add Qt-style wrappers around std::* smart pointers and move old
> > implementations of Qt smart pointers to the Qt5Compact module.
> I still have trouble understanding why std::unique_ptr is called like
> this, whereas I could immediately understand what QScopedPointer does
> even before reading its documentation.
What would you then name a Qt counterpart of std::unique_ptr, considering that
QScopedPointer is not such a counterpart?
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