[webkit-dev] Sharing WebKit mocks across platforms

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Fri Jul 30 20:06:34 PDT 2010

On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 7:55 PM, Eric Seidel <eric at webkit.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 5:42 AM, Jeremy Orlow <jorlow at chromium.org> wrote:
>> Why wasn't it done that way originally?  That sounds (to my uneducated ear)
>> much better than what's done today.
> The world was very different back then. :)
> - WebKit was only on one platform (Mac).
> - Much of what is now WebCore, was up in WebKit.
> - (As Adam also mentions) LayoutTestController was initially more
> about faking click events, etc.
> A lot has changed in 6, 7, 8.. whatever it is now... years.
> I agree, I think that a better modern solution would be to move huge
> chunks of DRT into WebCore itself, and have them compiled in Debug and
> Release builds and removed from Production builds (controlled by some
> flag).
> WebKit ports would just pipe another method
> "exposeTestObjectsToJavaScript" or similar up to the various DRT
> ports.
> We could get rid of a huge amount of boiler-plate DRT code (much of
> which deals with type conversions).

Mr. Seidel, we might have found our next project.


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