All KConfig files inherit kdeglobals keys by default, good or bad?

Aurélien Gâteau agateau at
Tue Jun 25 16:18:01 BST 2013

On Tuesday 25 June 2013 14:17:16 Thomas Lübking wrote:
> On Dienstag, 25. Juni 2013 10:10:03 CEST, Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
> > [Continuing the discussion started on
> > ]
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> > kdeglobals in mind. As such, I think this code should opt-in to
> > inherit from
> > kdeglobals, instead of expecting all code reading configuration to opt-out
> > from it.
> As mentioned and you apparently agreed, i fear the "opt" path has already
> been left. Breaking API to make developers take an explicit choice seems
> inevitable.


> Nevertheless, doing so to push them into actually understanding the KConfig
> design and abilities and the implications of their choice seems reasonable
> to me and worth the efforts to port the API (also no #ifdef requirement)

Sounds good, what do KF5 people think? David or Kévin, would you accept such a 

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> The rest is reply on general considerations and argumentation - not the
> particular question on sane defaults of KConfig
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Let's nuke this part, we could go on for many mails on it.


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