[Qt-creator] QtCreator 4.7 RC Feedback

Michael Jackson mike.jackson at bluequartz.net
Wed Jul 4 18:10:08 CEST 2018

    Just wanted to throw some feedback while I use the 4.7 Betas and RCs on my macOS systems. For the most part I like what I am seeing but there currently is an issue that is really starting to get in the way. The speed at which a C++ file is parsed so that all the syntax highlighting and coloring becomes available is taking way too long. With QtCreator 4.5 and 4.6 I would open a file and only a second at most would pass and the method drop downs would be populated and I could start navigating. With the 4.7 series (latest I pulled was from July 4th) it takes 10 seconds to get the syntax highlighting and navigating. (I did a side-by-side comparison with a screen recording to verify the times).
    I know that QtCreator is still in the RC mode and still being developed but that wait times are making navigating a real issue. My question: Are there still optimizations still being worked on for the final release? I know from a previous post that the code model and clang-tidy were thrown onto separate threads for good reasons but something else is happening to slow down that initial parse/navigation stage.

  Again, thank you for the wonderful IDE that I use and rely on every day. I don't think I could develop C++ codes on macOS without it.

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