Implement support for ref-qualified QString::toLatin1 & friends
authorThiago Macieira <thiago.macieira@intel.com>
Wed, 9 Oct 2013 19:14:01 +0000 (12:14 -0700)
committerThe Qt Project <gerrit-noreply@qt-project.org>
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 08:29:58 +0000 (09:29 +0100)
commitb0afad8f0b6a3be7ab3a23e063b0201cd68ada95
treef51e7623e623e24c859bcb889885bda078247aeb
parentc0b899b3df328f9957bea404f351b492ecfefe31
Implement support for ref-qualified QString::toLatin1 & friends

This is the first step in implementing an in-place conversion of QString
to QByteArray. This requires ref-qualifiers in member functions so we
know that we have an rvalue QString.

Converting from UTF-16 to Latin1 always requires half the memory.

For conversion from UTF-16 to UTF-8, the typical string will also need
the same memory or less: characters from U+0000 to U+007F consume one
fewer byte; characters from U+0080 to U+07FF and from U+10000 to
U+1FFFFF occupy the same space in UTF-8 and UTF-16; it's only the ones
from U+0800 to U+FFFF that consume more space in the UTF-8 string.

For the locale's 8-bit codec, we can't be sure and the code (currently)
needs to go through QTextCodec anyway.

This requires a #define set before #include'ing "qstring.h". However,
since qstring.h is included by the QtCore PCH, we need an extra qmake
compiler without the PCH flags to compile this .cpp.

After this change, the distribution of calls in QtCore, Network, Gui,
and Widgets is as follows:

                  const &               &&
 toUtf8           31 (74%)              11 (26%)
 toLatin1         79 (77%)              24 (23%)
 toLocal8Bit      26 (16%)              138 (84%)

Change-Id: Idd96f9ddb51b989bc59f6da50054dd10c953dd4f
Reviewed-by: Olivier Goffart <ogoffart@woboq.com>
qmake/Makefile.unix
qmake/Makefile.win32
qmake/qmake.pri
src/corelib/tools/qstring.cpp
src/corelib/tools/qstring.h
src/corelib/tools/qstring_compat.cpp [new file with mode: 0644]
src/corelib/tools/tools.pri
src/tools/bootstrap/bootstrap.pro
tools/configure/Makefile.mingw
tools/configure/Makefile.win32
tools/configure/configure.pro