[Kst] Dummy objects and KstBasicPlugin

Adam Treat treat at kde.org
Mon Oct 9 18:25:39 CEST 2006

On Monday 09 October 2006 12:11 pm, you wrote:
> > > OTOH, creating a shadow dummy object has performance
> >
> > implications if
> >
> > > the plugin author decides to do anything resource intensive in the
> > > plugins constructor.
> I know I'm not George or Barth :-) but apart from the answer about KDE
> 3.1 being required until now I made the other day, I also wanted to
> point out that many datasources do expensive things (like parsing the
> complete file for random access later) in the constructor. As far as I
> know, they are also plugins (but pardon me if what you mention here does
> not apply to them: I must admit I have not taken a close look at your
> work yet). We might get around it easily by adding an explicit call to
> datasource->init() and moving expensive stuff from the ctor to init(),
> but that changes the API...

To be clear, this wouldn't affect the datasource plugins.

Right now, there is no way that any of the C plugins will have anything heavy 
in the constructor as none of them have a constructor ;)


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