kiconloader's other api change

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Mon Jan 8 17:27:51 GMT 2007

David Faure wrote:
>I like how it makes the code shorter though. I just hope it works fine
> in all the cases that kstaticdeleter was tested with (library
> unloading; detecting calls after deletion - kstaticdeleter resets the
> global pointer to 0 in its destructor). Time will tell.

QGlobalStatic (the hidden class behind Q_GLOBAL_STATIC) deletes the object 
when the library unloads and sets the pointer to 0. Of course, since it's 
static, it's rather pointless, because the library is being deleted -- 
it's just for the cases where the function gets accessed after deletion.

In those cases, the caller must be able to detect a 0 pointer. I am sure 
99% of the code don't do that. In KStaticDeleter too.

Note that not all systems will call destructors in the event of library 
unloading -- especially if they were loaded due to a plugin load.

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