[webkit-dev] Adding new JS bindings, having "slight" problems

Nebojša Ćirić cira at chromium.org
Thu Oct 28 10:03:00 PDT 2010

Hi Anton,
 Current API (and examples) are here
http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=strawman:i18n_api, but in short I
would like to be able to:

var availableLocales = Locale.availableLocales(); // Static method, returns
an array of available Locale-s.

var loc = new Locale("sr"); // Create Locale object with sr locale info
var maxLocale = loc.maximizedLocale(); // Try to guess script and region -
prototype method
var language = maxLocale.language; // returns sr
var script = maxLocale.script; // returns Cyrl
var region = maxLocale.region; // returns RS
var loc = new Locale(); // gets default browser locale

One would pass Locale object around to properly format dates, numbers, or to

Thanks for looking into this.

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 4:22 AM, Anton Muhin <antonm at chromium.org> wrote:

> Good day, Nebojša.
> Overall I am with Adam, that if it's ECMAScript feature it should go
> in VM itself (JavaScriptCore or v8).  However, as a prototype hacking
> bindings might be easier.
> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 4:35 AM, Nebojša Ćirić <cira at chromium.org> wrote:
> > 2. What is a proper way to specify a constructor? I've browsed the code
> and
> > it seems nobody uses constructors, or they specify custom ones. I would
> like
> > to be able to do:
> > var loc = new Locale();
> > or
> > var loc = new Locale("en");
> > Specifying interface [Constructor, Constructor(in DOMString locale)]
> > JSLocale doesn't work (script errors). This should work according to the
> > WebIDL spec.
> What exactly you're trying to achieve here?  Speaking of v8 you might
> either describe all the properties and methods your instances would
> have (v8 supports class-like inheritance model) or set your own custom
> constructor which would do whatever you want with your instance.
> > 3. I would like some of my functions to be static and some prototypes.
> > WebIDL says that prototype is default for methods. I've heard we added
> > support for static methods recently.
> How do you want your static function look in JS?
> > 4. How would one decide what parameter goes into static PassRef<JSLocale>
> > create() method? Some put Frame* some put ScriptContent and other random
> > parameters - and this doesn't seem to be idl related.
> Are you talking of JSC or v8 bindings here?
> yours,
> anton.

Nebojša Ćirić
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