[webkit-dev] Using Go in WebKit

Dirk Pranke dpranke at chromium.org
Wed Dec 7 15:48:03 PST 2011

All other things being equal, I'd prefer to keep things in Python
since there are a lot more people that can support that than Go. But
if there are some real benefits to Go, I don't have any real

-- Dirk

On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 3:39 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org> 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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