Extend format specifier?

  • Hello everyboy!
    Now we have to write:

    qInfo("Current Working Directory: %s", QDir::currentPath().toUtf8().constData());

    how about:

    qInfo("Current Working Directory: %S", QDir::currentPath());

    Note the capital S in the format specifier. This would make the code easier to read and would also save us a toUtf8 and fromUtf8.

  • Qt Champions 2018

    Why not just:

    qInfo() << "Current Working Directory: " << QDir::currentPath();

    for that to work you need to include:

    #include <QDebug>

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    hi and welcome
    This is user forum so not many of the devs
    hang out here so suggestion will often just vanish into the darkness.
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    If you dream of it now , you could use a function
    qInfo("Current Working Directory: %s", ex( QDir::currentPath() ));
    Using refs, the price would be small.

  • @jsulm Thanks for the hint, I tried that but the << op has some default formatting that I don't always want. The code is also a lot harder to read if there is a longer list of parameters and formatting options.

    Anyway, I really appreciate that we can now redirect the output using:
    QtMsgHandler qInstallMsgHandler ( QtMsgHandler handler )

    best regards

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    yeah I must confess the i still like "%d" style better
    than << if more than a few values even its not type safe.
    I found a type safe version of printf i tend to misuse :)
    yes qInstallMsgHandler is really handy.

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