KDE_ macros in kde_file.h

Christian Ehrlicher Ch.Ehrlicher at gmx.de
Tue Oct 10 05:44:20 BST 2006

Jaison Lee schrieb:
> On 10/9/06, David Faure <faure at kde.org> wrote:
>> On Monday 09 October 2006 20:35, Jaison Lee wrote:
>> > Most of the KDE_* macros defined in kde_file.h (KDE_mkdir, KDE_open,
>> > KDE_rename, KDE_stat, etc.) are not used at all, and those that are
>> > are used sparingly (sometimes by only one class/function).
>> They are very much used AFAICS... E.g. KDE_open is used in the
>> following files:
> 6 files out of ~1500 (in kdelibs) is "very much used" to you?  :)  How
> can you justify that? (And BTW: update your kdelibs; one of those
> isn't using it anymore :P )
> KDE_rename, KDE_sendfile, KDE_getpos, KDE_setpos, KDE_ftell,
> KDE_fseek, and KDE_fstat are not used at all in the codebase.
> KDE_readdir is used in 2 files. KDE_open and KDE_stat are the most
> used, covering about 35 or so files, including extragear and
> playground (proving that this "kdelibs internal" info is leaking out
> to developers). I stand by my original assessment: they are sparingly
> used. :)
>> Granted, some/most of those could use QFile instead, but I don't see
>> the point;
>> don't fix it if it ain't broken as they say. KDE_foo is mostly for
>> kdelibs itself, for
>> low-level performance-critical code. Applications can use QFile or KIO
>> indeed.
>> We had a thread about this already iirc.
> If this is indeed for kdelibs only than we should at least stop
> installing it to kde/include, or even move to a KIO only header since
> they are the only ones saying they need them. However, I'm wondering
> just how much a noticeable speed improvement KDE_open is over QFile
> when you are copying over ftp. :)
You can't replace those macros, at least not for windows (see
kde_file_win.h from kdesupport/kdewin32/include)!
I tried to replace them some months ago (as it was in TODO) but failed
and all was reverted.


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