[PyKDE] QtCore.Qt and QtGui.Qt

Phil Thompson phil at riverbankcomputing.co.uk
Thu Mar 2 14:45:51 GMT 2006

On Thursday 02 March 2006 2:26 pm, Gerard Vermeulen wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Mar 2006 12:42:42 +0100
> Sundance <sundance at ierne.eu.org> wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 10:41:45AM +0000, Phil Thompson wrote:
> > > A C++ namespace doesn't have an implementation, it just contributes to
> > > name mangling. In Python they have to be implemented by something so
> > > there is no direct comparison.
> >
> > Point! Although I feel Giovanni does have a point as well. Having
> > DIFFERENT Qt namespaces lying around is super ungood. Recipe for pain,
> > that. I think this is one of those cases where we should polish things
> > into submission manually if need there.
> I have been wondering for some time if it wouldn't be better to merge
> QtCore and QtGui into one single module.  This resolves the problem of the
> Qt namespace clashes.  Eventually there could be a QtCore module for people
> who really only need QtCore (how many?).
> I see the value of the module prefixes, but the separation in QtCore,
> QtGui, QtOpenGL is very verbose and I agree that it does not improve
> readability.

I'm not going to break the 1:1 relationship between the module and the 
corresponding Qt library. I'm not going to throw away the benefits that Qt4 
introduced by splitting Qt into separate libraries.


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