[webkit-dev] GlobalScript in WebKit
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.
> 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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