KDE 4 namespaces

Michael Brade brade at kde.org
Mon May 9 12:12:02 BST 2005

On Monday 09 May 2005 10:55, David Faure wrote:
> On Monday 09 May 2005 10:25, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> > Am Montag 09 Mai 2005 02:42 schrieb Cornelius Schumacher:
> > > I'm against changing our namespaces.
> >
> > I'm with Cornelius here. Introducing namespaces to KDE seems to be
> > more political correctness than technically feasible.
> >
> > As beginner you would not just have to figure you want KConfig, no
> > you would need to figure what name space is that in, what clashes
> > a use "KDE::Core" introduces, what class names you will have to prefix
> > to make it compile again, etc. etc. For little to no gain.
Yes, I'm also against namespaces in this form. I don't see any gains either. 
We're all used to KListView, now changing it to something like 
KDE::UI::ListView is just annoying to type.

> Yes. However we do use namespaces already, and in a very inconsistent way
> (half of KIO is under the KIO namespace, the other half isn't). So although
> I'm not necessarily in favour of Thiago's "namespaces everywhere",
> I have a slight concern with the inconsistent use of namespaces in KIO.
> How about a half-way solution?
However, I'd like to see this half-way solution :-)

> Let's see what this would look like:
> KArchive -> KIO::Archive, KDirLister -> KIO::DirLister, KMimeType ->
> KIO::MimeType. Why not?
Yeah, looks ok to me!

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