Use Q_GLOBAL_STATIC where K_GLOBAL_STATIC is not needed?

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Thu Feb 10 19:42:42 GMT 2011

On Thursday, 10 de February de 2011 19:57:42 Alex Fiestas wrote:
> On 02/10/2011 09:04 AM, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> > Even if that is the case, KDE should use K_GLOBAL_STATIC, which is
> > better than Q_GLOBAL_STATIC.
> I don't know why is better (I haven't check the code) but then, maybe we
> can add a new public macro to Qt with the goodness of K_GLOBAL_STATIC
> and set Q_GLOBAL_STATIC as deprecated.

Q_GLOBAL_STATIC is not public API, like I said before. Its only use is for 
Qt's own code. It doesn't need the extra goodness from KDE (a destroy 
function, a way to check if it has been destroyed, the macro doesn't produce a 
function, etc.)

It should have been in a qglobalstatic_p.h. We might even do that -- and 
intentionally break applications that are abusing the API.

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