[webkit-dev] Script programming language: Perl, Python, or Ruby?

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Wed Sep 1 20:23:49 PDT 2010


On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 7:56 AM, TAMURA, Kent <tkent at chromium.org> wrote:

> Do we have any recommendation of programming language for scripts such as
> WebKitTools/Scripts?
> It seems new scripts are written by Python and Ruby code is very rare.
> Is it reasonable to port a Ruby script to Python?
> I tried to port PrettyPatch.rb to Python in
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43617 in order to remove Ruby
> dependency for many developers and buildbots.  However bdash objected it.

Why Ruby to Python?  There are also Perl scripts in WebKitTools/Scripts.
 Could you explain the benefits of converting Ruby scripts to Python?

I agree that having to install Ruby, Python, and Perl is a burden for many
Windows developers but most of us use Mac / Linux for WebKit development

- Ryosuke
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