[webkit-dev] On adding 'console.memory' API (and about the whole 'console' object.)

Sam Weinig sam.weinig at gmail.com
Sat May 29 10:44:21 PDT 2010

Why does this API use a vanilla JS object for the memory object rather than
an interface as we do with pretty much every other API?


On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 10:50 AM, Mikhail Naganov <mnaganov at chromium.org>wrote:

> Greetings, WebKit deveopers,
> As a response to requests from web apps developers, I was intended to
> add a simple API for accessing web app's memory consumption, see
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39646
> The scenario of using this API is as follows:
>  - a builbot runs web app's common usage scenarios tests;
>  - inside tests, memory usage is recorded via the API proposed;
>  - the results are sent to a server (using XHR or a CGI request);
>  - server plots nice graphs of memory usage status, bound to the
> changes made to the web app;
>  - thus, if someone does a change that blows up memory usage,
> developers will notice.
> As Sam points out, this change may be fine, but he suggests to make it
> accessible only when a browser runs in a special "developer" mode.
> This can also be applied to the whole 'console' object.
> Please, share your thoughts on this.
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