[webkit-dev] GlobalScript in WebKit

David Hyatt hyatt at apple.com
Mon Nov 30 13:51:22 PST 2009

On Nov 30, 2009, at 3:33 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> Based on this, I agree with Sam's opinion that we should wait and  
> see how workers (and in particular SharedWorker) play out before we  
> take up this feature.
> Regards,
> Maciej

While I share many of your concerns, I think it's worth doing  
GlobalScript as an experiment in WebKit if we think there are lessons  
that will be learned from the implementation.  In general I think  
innovation in the engine should be encouraged.  The bar for such  
experimentation should be low.  The bar for enabling those experiments  
in shipping products, however, should be high.

If the goal of the Chrome team is to provide an experimental  
implementation that will be used only in development builds to collect  
feedback on the feature, then it seems like a worthwhile goal to  
experiment.  If the goal of the Chrome team is to actually just ship  
the feature, then it isn't really an experiment at all, and it's right  
for people to be concerned.

(hyatt at apple.com)

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