[webkit-dev] bindings layer should have a consistent way of getting at named items in collections

Sam Weinig sam.weinig at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 15:44:27 PDT 2008

On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 3:15 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org> wrote:

> I currently see nameGetter, namedItem
> and getNamedItem in a number of different files that all currently have custom bindings that normalize to a nameGetter function.
> Can we just have all the collection types normalize on a single name for this function? It would mean that much of this custom binding could be avoided.
> I'm running into this with Chromium as I am trying to replace our PluginArray and MimeTypeArray with WebKit's. This is messing with our templates that currently just use
> namedItem
> (although could just as easily use nameGetter if that's preferred).
> The big differences with our MimeTypeArray implementation is that it kept a
> Vector of MimeTypes, returned raw pointers and used namedItem instead of
> nameGetter. It would be great if we could unify these.

I support this idea.  Unification of this concept would indeed be nice.

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