[Interest] Qt Creator vs inline headers

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Sat Dec 15 03:38:50 CET 2018

On Friday, 14 December 2018 11:16:43 PST Bernhard Lindner wrote:
> I can fix that in the MIME settings but it seems to make no sense.
> Why is Qt Creator configured that way?

Because the MIME type says it's source, not header.

I had never seen an .inl file and had never heard of that extension being 
used. So I googled for it and found a couple of examples in 

$ cd tests/manual/qmimedatabase
$ ./qmimedatabase A.hpp 
File    : A.hpp
Type    : text/x-c++hdr
Inherits: text/x-chdr 
Comment : C++ header
Patterns: *.hh *.hp *.hpp *.h++ *.hxx 
Suffix  : hh (hh hp hpp h++ hxx )
Icon    : text-x-c++hdr

$ ./qmimedatabase A.inl 
File    : A.inl
Type    : text/x-csrc (text/x-c )
Inherits: text/plain 
Comment : C source code
Patterns: *.c 
Suffix  : c
Icon    : text-x-csrc

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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