[Development] API style guide: scoped enum or not?

Marc Mutz marc.mutz at qt.io
Fri May 5 06:43:01 CEST 2023

On 04.05.23 19:35, André Somers wrote:
> Other fallout would be that currently A, B, and C will most often 
> include E in their name. That makes for the code becoming
> E::EA, E::EB, E::EC or E::AE, E::BE, E::CE. I don't like that. Do you 
> think there also is tooling to go to a renamed version w/o the enum 
> name? Or would it be feasible to add such tooling?

Since the rename is specific to the enum at hand, there's no hope that 
such tooling exists today. However, simple semantic symbol replacement 
is an easy thing to implement in clang-tidy, yes. That could be 
accompanied by Thiago's memory_order trick and Q_DECL_DEPRECATED.


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