[webkit-dev] WebKit memory management?

Mike Emmel mike.emmel at gmail.com
Wed Jun 4 12:23:13 PDT 2008

WebKit already has the concept of a arena allocator.
I've always thought this could be expanded and formalized right now
its restricted to rendering.

On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 11:59 AM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:
> On Jun 4, 2008, at 11:38 AM, Paul Pedriana wrote:
>> I can understand that some developers who have spent a lot of time
>> developing monolithic desktop or server software are used to using
>> the built-in global operator new. The concept of controlling memory
>> like I am proposing is the rule in commercial library development
>> and not the exception. I humbly ask that the WebKit team consider
>> migrating towards this type of development. It will make WebKit
>> considerably stronger outside the desktop market, and yet is rather
>> easy to apply. It's largely a matter of accepting an idea that is a
>> little different from what some have done in the past.
> Your tone here stinks. Many others working on WebKit are
> professionals, probably with more commercial library experience than
> you, and many of the WebKit contributors work on software for
> constrained mobile devices.
> That having been said, I think this is a great suggestion. Are you
> willing to do this work, or are you expecting someone else to do it?
>     -- Darin
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