Please remove all uses of KDevShared and KDevSharedPtr

Hamish Rodda rodda at
Fri Aug 25 06:54:16 UTC 2006

On Friday 25 August 2006 13:41, Matt Rogers wrote:
> Hi,
> I'd like to remove KDevShared as soon as possible since it's nothing more
> than a copy of the KDE 3 version of KSharedPtr. Please read about the new
> KDE 4 version of KSharedPtr and start switching anything that is using
> KDevSharedPtr to KSharedPtr. So far, this is only used in the project model
> stuff and in the parsers. Once the parsers are done, I'll be removing
> KDevSharedPtr.

I looked at this a while back.  The problem is that the kde4 shared pointer 
does have an important difference - it does not easily allow the pointer to 
be returned; only dereferenced, compared, etc.  Thus, converting much of the 
code model stuff was very difficult, and to me not worth the effort.

However, there is a deeper point to be made here - these use of shared 
pointers in the code model (and probably other places) are really a cop-out 
to appropriate memory management.  With the new binder that I'm about to 
create for c++ (I had a few conceptual breakthroughs on my bike ride today 
that I'm pretty excited about), they will not be required.  So, if I can 
succeed here, we can change other uses over to the kde4 version.

In addition, I propose porting all of the KDevItem* stuff over to 
QStandardItemModel.  We have an extra layer of complexity which isn't helping 
us, and this model should take care of many details for us.

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