Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Dec 2010 19:27 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Mono Project For the most time, I've been firmly in the largest camp when it comes to the Mono debate - the 'I don't care'-camp. With patent lawsuits being hotter than Lady Gaga right now, that changed. For good reason, so it seems; while firmly in the 'ZOMG-MICROSOFT-IS-T3H-EVILL!1!!ONE!'-camp, investigated the five most popular Mono applications, and the conclusion is clear: all of them implement a lot of namespaces which are not covered by Microsoft's community promise thing.
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RE[6]: Evil Companies
by vivainio on Tue 14th Dec 2010 20:33 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Evil Companies"
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For other things there are always auto_ptr and shared_ptr to ensure proper deletion when resources go out of scope.

Those are usually not needed in Qt programs, Implicit Sharing is the real productivity booster:

QPixmap p1, p2;
p2 = p1; // p1 and p2 share data

QPainter paint;
paint.begin(&p2); // cuts p2 loose from p1
paint.drawText(0,50, "Hi");

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