[webkit-dev] WebCore Build Times

David Kilzer ddkilzer at webkit.org
Tue Jun 8 16:04:27 PDT 2010

On Jun 8, 2010, at 3:17 PM, Eric Seidel <eric at webkit.org> wrote:

> On my Intel Core 2 Duo MBP a full build takes over 1 hour.  5 years
> ago, on my g4 laptop a full build took around 40m.  :(  We seem to be
> slowly moving in the wrong direction.

Was that before or after SVG was enabled in the engine?  :)  In general, I think the amount of code in WebCore has increased since 2005, which probably has more of an affect than unused headers.

Having said that, I thought it would be useful to write a script that would remove individual headers on a file-by-file basis and recompile WebKit to find unused header candidates.  I haven't had time to write such a script, though.


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