jrabbani at gmail.com
Thu Aug 7 11:33:17 PDT 2008
Thanks for the response. That clarified number of confusions. Now working
from a non-MAC platform, the Objective-C bindings will not be used. These
bindings are meant for developers working in Mac through the Cocoa
framework. Am I right in making this judgement? Now, if that is the case
webkit? It is becuase number of files will be depending upon these generated
- J R Shah
On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 11:48 PM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:
> On Aug 7, 2008, at 8:49 AM, Javed Rabbani wrote:
>> Perl scripts. What I want to say is why these binding files are not part of
>> the source?
> There are at least two different answers to your question:
> 1) Using IDL files instead of hand written bindings allows us to easily
> change details of the binding mechanism without modifying hundreds of files.
> It's been a great boon for folks working on the WebKit project.
> 2) The WebKit source repository doesn't include copies of generated
> files. That includes the files generated by the IDL scripts, bison-based
> parsers, flex-based lexers, and many other generated source files. This is
> the usual practice in most software projects. Checking in copies of those
> generated files would help some people, but can cause all sorts of problems.
> -- Darin
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