[Interest] Qt5 - my hopes for when the dust settles...

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Thu Aug 16 12:47:42 CEST 2012

On quinta-feira, 16 de agosto de 2012 11.23.37, Rui Maciel wrote:
> On 08/16/2012 10:54 AM, Mark Summerfield wrote:
> > Here are some of the things I'd like to see in a future Qt.*
> Proper support for std::string would be a nice start.  To me, Qt's main
> drawback is how it fails to support such a basic feature, and how the
> conversion between QString and std::string objects manages to be
> systematically broken.

1) std::string is broken with GCC. The devs had to break binary compatibility 
between C++98 and C++11. Therefore, you should either:
  a) REQUIRE C++11 and require a reasonably recent GCC (4.6 and up)
  b) stop using std::string

 I highly suggest you choose (a).

 Also note that Qt chose (b), so we're not affected by this issue.

2) there's nothing wrong with the conversion between QString and std::string

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
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