[webkit-dev] GlobalScript in WebKit

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Mon Nov 30 13:54:03 PST 2009

On Nov 30, 2009, at 1:51 PM, David Hyatt wrote:

> 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.

I agree with the above distinction.


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