Qt Creator create getters and setters without reference parameter

  • When i use the "Create Getter and Setter Member Functions", the creator creates functions with reference parameters. Ie:

    #include <QObject>
    #include "base.hpp"
    #include "car.hpp"
    class Technician : public QObject
        explicit Technician(Base *base, Car *car, QString coordinates, QObject *parent = 0);
        Base *getBase() const;
        void setBase(Base *value);
        Car *getCar() const;
        void setCar(Car *value);
        QString getCoordinates() const;
        void setCoordinates(const QString &value); // Here it created reference parameter, but I want value parameter
        Base *base;
        Car *car;
        QString coordinates;
    #endif // TECHNICIAN_HPP

    How to change it in Qt Creator?

  • Lifetime Qt Champion


    Why do you want to pass a copy of QString rather than a const reference ? QString is a non trivial class and doing a copy of it each time you call setCoordinates isn't what's best memory and performance wise.

  • Const reference requires initialize a variable, but I don't want it. I want to be able to do:

    Technician tech = Technician();
    tech.setCoordinates("Any coordinates");

    instead of:

    QString coord = "Any coordinates";
    Technician tech = Technician();

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Nothing wrong with calling tech.setCoordinates("Any coordinates") even if you are using a const QString& parameter

  • @SGaist You're right. I did not remember the const keyword. However, it would be interesting a dialog for asking which the desired parameter type.

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