[Interest] Why QString and not std::string?

Michael Seydl michael.seydl at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 16:45:28 CEST 2012

I'd say one reason is the encoding awareness of QString alone is a good reason. Fiddling around with libicu and alike is a mess. Regarding the int to string thing. Who codes C++ without boost nowadays? boost::lexical_cast ftw.


On 15.06.2012, at 12:50, Rui Maciel <rui.maciel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Does anyone know what's the rationale for relying on Qt's custom QString 
> instead of simply using C++'s standard and omnipresent std::string?
> Thanks in advance,
> Rui Maciel
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