[webkit-dev] GlobalScript API.

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Aug 31 19:01:13 PDT 2009

On Mon, 31 Aug 2009, Dimitri Glazkov wrote:
> >
> > Having said that, I do think the global script object idea is a bad 
> > idea.
> I am not convinced it's awesome either. But thought the same (and still 
> do) about HTML5 database, and yet here it is in the standard :)

Actually the Database API was extracted into its own spec and that spec is 
more or less stalled now.

> Ultimately, as Dmitry said, it will be developers who vote on this. What 
> they will pick may not be pristinely designed multi-threaded APIs, but 
> hairy, hard-to-get-right other specs that we browser developers would've 
> preferred them not to.

They can't pick something we don't offer. :-)

I really think we need to be pushing multithreaded solutions now, though, 
given the direction of hardware development.

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