Acessing 32 bit and/or 64 bit registry via QSettings
In general it is very nice to allow direct access of the windows registry via QSettings
I like that! Especially, because it reduces #ifdef's for programs running on different platforms.
But Windows is a nightmare, especially those 64 bit versions, because they have a 32 bit trunk and a 64 bit trunk which hold partially shared and partially different data. 32 bit applications (which i prefer, since the same binary can run on old systems like XP too) access by default the 32 bit registry. When I need to access a 64 bit key (for example to find the installation path of some 64 bit programm like MS Office) I have no chance using the example in the link above.
Are there any plans to allow a forced switch to 64 bit registry when reading the registry with QSettings?
If not, I think it would be a nice idea to add a statement in the platform restrictions and maybe mention that problem in that example in the link above too.
AFAIK there are no plans to expand the functionality of QSettings. Before Qt 5 was released, some people even suggested to deprecate the class: I think that says something about how much the Qt developers "like" it :P
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