proposed KAction/KActionCollection API changes

Tobias Koenig tokoe at
Wed Jan 3 12:29:03 GMT 2007

On Wed, Jan 03, 2007 at 01:00:27PM +0100, Olivier Goffart wrote:
> Le mercredi 3 janvier 2007 12:23, Kevin Ottens a écrit :
Hi Olivier,

> > That's where I disagree, for someone knowing by heart all the methods this
> > kind of table might help. Otherwise you'll probably wonder about the role
> > of each parameter. Hence why IMO it's harder to maintain and read.
> the i18n( ... ) , KIcon( ... ) , SLOT( ... ) are great hints which make the 
> role of parameters quite expressive
Right, but you have to remember the order of the arguments, so it's hard
to write a ctor without taking a look at the API docs.

With the single setter methods the order doesn't play a role and you can
easily search for all actions which have a shortcut set for example
(e.g. search: '->setShortCut').

Matthias gave a nice presentation about API design at Akademy 2004 in
Ludwigsburg where he discussed the pro and cons of ctors with many
arguments, its worth a read as well.

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