[webkit-dev] Changing our IDL syntax to get closer to WebIDL
darin at apple.com
Sun Jun 21 22:46:46 PDT 2009
The IDL file format we use to generate our bindings has some things in
common with WebIDL and many differences. There are extended attributes
we use that exist in WebIDL but with a different name.
As a first step in making our IDL syntax be as close to the WebIDL
standard as possible, I’d like to move our extended attributes so they
go in the appropriate place in the syntax. Ours currently come later
in an attribute definition; WebIDL puts them before the attribute
I have a patch to do this in this bug <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=26398
>. Currently the patch contains the code changes to make the binding
machinery parse the new syntax, and a couple hand-converted files.
I plan to write a script to convert all the IDL files to the new
syntax. Should be easy.
Not sure about what impact this will have for V8.
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