[webkit-dev] Atomic Strings and static vars
darin at apple.com
Mon Jun 5 11:50:43 PDT 2006
On Jun 5, 2006, at 7:49 AM, Geoffrey Garen wrote:
> FYI, a static AtomicString would be a Bad Thing (TM) anyway, since
> it would require WebKit to have a static initialization routine for
> that string. Such a routine increases the start-up time and memory
> footprint of anything that links against WebKit, which includes
> just about everything that ships with OS X. (In fact, we have some
> open bugs about that.)
You can use a static AtomicString inside a function. These types of
global variables are initialized the first time the function is called.
As Geoff says, because of requirements for the WebKit framework on OS
X, global variables outside functions with constructors are not
a lot of globals with, say, a HashMap* type instead of just a HashMap.
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