[webkit-dev] GlobalScript in WebKit

Sam Weinig sam.weinig at gmail.com
Wed Nov 25 20:30:59 PST 2009

Hi Dmitry,

As I have noted to others on the Chrome team, I do not think this is good
idea and I don't think we should have it in WebKit.  It adds extra
complexity to WebKit and gives little beyond what is possible using
inter-window communication and SharedWorkers. I think we need to give more
time for large applications to adopt designs around workers before we
reverse course, at which point, we should again discuss this in the
standards community.


On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 10:35 PM, Dmitry Titov <dimich at chromium.org> wrote:

> Hi webkit!
> I'm starting to work on actual implementation of GlobalScript experimental
> API <http://docs.google.com/View?id=dxv3cth_2rnj9wffz> and started to post
> patches (hopefully in reviewable portions). There is an uber-bug<https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31317>which has plan of implementation.
> The current plan is to get it in under ENABLE_GLOBAL_SCRIPT, with both JSC
> and v8 bindings (first with JSC because at the moment JSC bindings are
> easier to work with and I'd wish WebKit not to have 1-engine-only features
> ever).
> I'd be glad to know if there are suggestions, ideas or concerns of any
> kind... For example, if there is no interest in JSC bindings, it can be hard
> to get them reviewed by someone who knows them well. It'd be better to know
> that earlier.
> Thanks!
> Dmitry
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