[webkit-dev] Qtish API for JavaScriptCore, take two

Geoffrey Garen ggaren at apple.com
Wed Jan 20 11:15:31 PST 2010

Hi Kent.

Generally speaking, I think building on top of the C API is a good idea.


On Jan 20, 2010, at 7:08 AM, Kent Hansen wrote:

> Hello WebKit developers,
> A while ago, we, the team of Qt developers at Nokia and INdT, presented the idea of adding a Qt C++ API on top of JavaScriptCore [1].
> The fundamental issue back then was that our implementation was not using the JavaScriptCore C API, which made it problematic to upstream
> (we don't want to limit the freedom to change the JSC implementation by introducing new dependencies).
> Hence, we've started an implementation that only uses the C API. The latest version of the initial patch can be found in the Bugzilla task: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=32565
> It provides only the basic functionality of the two main classes, QScriptEngine and QScriptValue.
> If the community agrees, we would like to begin the process of upstreaming this and other patches, that incrementally build the C++ API on top of the C API.
> If there are places where we find the C API to be incomplete, we will try to propose and implement additional API that will hopefully also be of value to other JavaScriptCore embedders.
> On behalf of the Qt developers,
> Kent
> [1] https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2009-August/009610.html
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