KParts::ComponentFactory to namespace?

Simon Hausmann hausmann at
Sun May 27 01:32:26 BST 2007

On Sunday 27 May 2007 01:50:59 Alex Merry wrote:
> Is it OK to make KParts::ComponentFactory into a namespace, to stop
> anyone trying to instantiate it?
> It just has five static template methods and, given the existence of
> KParts::Factory, I can't imagine that there'll be any need to make it
> into a real class at any point.

It used to be a namespace because of a compiler bug in gcc 2.96 IIRC. But 
since we don't support that compiler anymore anyway (KDE's minimum is at 
least gcc 3.3) I agree with changing it to a namespace.


P.S.: Nice cleanups in kdelibs!
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