[webkit-dev] Using Go in WebKit

Filip Pizlo fpizlo at apple.com
Wed Dec 7 15:42:38 PST 2011

Can you comment why you think that Go would be the right tool for the job here, as opposed to Python, Perl, Ruby, or something else?  I'm just curious, since I have not used Go. :-)


On Dec 7, 2011, at 3:39 PM, Ojan Vafai wrote:

> Anyone have objections to me using Go for the test results server rewrite? I don't have any intention of using Go in other places in WebKit. There's a few reasons this seems fine to me:
> 1. You already need to get the appengine SDK to interact with the test results server, so getting the Go appengine SDK instead is not more work.
> 2. This is a small code base (<1000 lines) and will not be growing much.
> 3. For the most part, I've been the only one maintaining it for years now anyways.
> 4. This code will not depend on anything outside of this directory and nothing outside this directory will need to depend on this.
> FYI, the test results server is the server that stores and serves the JSON files for the flakiness dashboard (http://test-results-test.appspot.com/dashboards/flakiness_dashboard.html).
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=73956
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