Header files (Re: A little review of kdecore & kdeui)

David Faure faure at kde.org
Thu Apr 6 23:11:44 BST 2006

On Friday 07 April 2006 00:09, Richard Moore wrote:
> On 4/6/06, David Faure <faure at kde.org> wrote:
> > No really. Qt uses lowercase.{cpp,h} in the source tree. The <QStatusBar>-like headers are only forwarders.
> > I think we should do the same for kdelibs. Leaving things unchanged in the source tree, but installing
> > qt-like forwarding headers. I just wonder how those forwarding headers are created, in Qt (automatically, or manually)...
> I have to say that I truly hate this change in Qt. It is an absolute PITA 
> for me generating bindings (especially because the contents of a 
> 'make install' Qt and a 'srcdir  = builddir = installdir' Qt are
> different). Please god lets not make the same mistake in KDEs code.

Well there is no way to use kdelibs with builddir == installdir anyway, so I don't see the point.
My idea was to generate those forwarding headers during make install. This means however
that using <KFoo> wouldn't be possible from inside kdelibs itself.

David Faure, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).

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