[webkit-dev] Runtime setting for incomplete features

Darin Fisher darin at chromium.org
Mon Oct 5 21:57:45 PDT 2009

On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 9:54 PM, Mark Rowe <mrowe at apple.com> wrote:

> On 2009-10-05, at 21:48, Darin Fisher wrote:
>  It is a matter of our process that we do not change the configuration when
>> promoting builds.  The bits that passed the test get promoted.
>> I'm happy to absorb this cost in the V8 bindings.  I don't think it is
>> important to solve this problem for the JSC bindings since there is not a
>> consumer that yet needs the same.
> The present state of Web Sockets is that they're compiled in on Mac OS X
> but disabled via the runtime setting.  This leads to them being detectable
> in the manner Sam mentioned.  Either the compile-time setting needs to be
> fixed for Mac OS X or the runtime code fixed so that the feature is not
> detectable when disabled.  I assume that we want regression testing of the
> feature so disabling it at compile time does not seem like the best idea.  I
> guess it comes down to whether or not it's in good enough shape to be useful
> to web sites at this time.
> - Mark

Agreed.  As usual, I think each port should be able to choose when to expose
the feature.

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