[webkit-dev] WebCore Code Cleanup

Eric Seidel eseidel at apple.com
Tue Dec 6 14:10:02 PST 2005

On Dec 4, 2005, at 11:39 AM, George Staikos wrote:

> On Sunday 04 December 2005 08:31, Eric Seidel wrote:
>> Hi all-
>> I've been attempting to do some code cleanup in WebCore as of late.
>> I've removed several dead (and rotted) sections of #ifdef'd code, and
>> am about make patches to remove some more #ifdef'd sections and I
>> wanted to make sure there were no complaints.
>> is the list of ifdefs (and associated code) which I plan to post
>> patches to remove.  kdWarning, kdDebug, kdError are all noops in
>> WebCore, thus these #ifdefs are useless (without defining your own
>> local kdDebug, etc.)
>> Any complaints?
>> Any ifdefs which I haven't listed there which you'd like to make sure
>> we don't remove?
>   I object as well.  This is just making it even harder to merge  
> things with
> our tree, and we definitely use them.

As I mentioned in my previous email to Alexey, I think there are  
smaller, cleaner ways of achieving the same goal.

Unfortunately the "it's hard to merge between khtml" isn't a very  
strong argument anymore, given how far we've diverged in the last 4.5  
years.  (RefPtr, #APPLE_CHANGES, JSC gc changes, QualifiedName being  
just a few on a long list).

The goal here is to make the source as clean and readable as  
possible.  Perhaps then merging at a file-level (as we're currently  
attempting with kdom/ksvg2) will be a more viable approach.


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