path: root/src/corelib/kernel/qobject.cpp
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1 files changed, 5 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/src/corelib/kernel/qobject.cpp b/src/corelib/kernel/qobject.cpp
index 69e2c6e1a2..e8c30d753e 100644
--- a/src/corelib/kernel/qobject.cpp
+++ b/src/corelib/kernel/qobject.cpp
@@ -1917,7 +1917,11 @@ void QObject::removeEventFilter(QObject *obj)
loop. If the event loop is not running when this function is
called (e.g. deleteLater() is called on an object before
QCoreApplication::exec()), the object will be deleted once the
- event loop is started.
+ event loop is started. If deleteLater() is called after the main event loop
+ has stopped, the object will not be deleted.
+ Since Qt 4.8, if deleteLater() is called on an object that lives in a
+ thread with no running event loop, the object will be destroyed when the
+ thread finishes.
Note that entering and leaving a new event loop (e.g., by opening a modal
dialog) will \e not perform the deferred deletion; for the object to be