I just started using Qt and noticed that in each example code folder there is a
.pro file (and there is also a makefile created too... why?). What is the purpose of the
It's a multiplatform project file which
qmake turns into platform-specific makefiles. The main reason for its existence is easier configuration and compilation of multiplatform projects. Compare e.g. to autotools-generated
configure scripts and makefiles commonly seen in unixland.