[webkit-dev] Runtime setting for incomplete features

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Wed Sep 9 08:45:58 PDT 2009

Maybe it's worth distinguishing these settings with some sort of
naming convention so that embedders know they'll be removed at some


On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 11:47 PM, Darin Fisher<darin at chromium.org> wrote:
> As is described in https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28941, for
> the Chromium project, we like to make incomplete features available
> behind a command line flag to help facilitate testing.  I understand
> that the norm for WebKit is to only have compile time options for new
> / incomplete features.  In some cases, runtime settings are defined,
> but these generally correspond to end user preferences or the needs of
> specific embedders.
> At any rate, I just wanted to make sure that folks were aware that
> some settings may only exist to help facilitate Chromium's goal of
> shipping incomplete features, disabled by default.
> Alexey asked if there are any guidelines for when these settings may
> be removed.  I think the main thing is that the feature has to be
> reasonably complete and enabled by default by embedders (e.g.,
> Chromium) that are compiling the feature.
> Regards,
> -Darin
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