[webkit-dev] Overloads support in V8 & JSC

Sam Weinig sam.weinig at gmail.com
Tue Apr 13 11:39:20 PDT 2010


On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 11:13 AM, Yaar Schnitman <yaar at chromium.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm adding method overloading support to the V8 and JSC bindings
> generators. A significant portion of custom bindings are needed since these
> generators don't support re-declaration of functions with different sets of
> arguments. Just in CanvasRenderingContext2D, there are almost a dozen
> methods that can be "uncustomized" if the IDLs would have more precise
> definitions of their various argument options. XHR, WebGL, SQLDatabase and a
> few other places will benefit from overloads support too. Once done,
> WebKit's IDLs will be more precise and more compliant with the W3C specs.
> I plan to start with V8 first and use CanvasRenderingContext2D as a test
> case. If all goes well, I'll add overloads support to JSC, and then
> "uncustomize" the overloads for XHR, WebGL, etc.
> Best regards,
> Yaar
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