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

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Wed Sep 1 22:59:15 PDT 2010

On Sep 1, 2010, at 10:46 PM, David Levin wrote:

> From reading this thread and the bug, it sounds like there is one key issue installing something new on build machines.
> As discussed before in regards to python, there was a desire not to go above a certain version so that the tiger build machine could run a script. That seemed reasonable to me.
> Similarly there is a desire in this case to avoid Ruby because it means installing something new on other build machines. This also seems reasonable to me.

Hmm, I thought Ruby was a very longstanding dependency for the layout tests but it looks like it was a little over a year ago:

2009-04-24  Eric Seidel  <eric at webkit.org>

        Reviewed by Adam Roben.

        Add PrettyPatch support to run-webkit-tests

        * Scripts/run-webkit-tests:

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