[webkit-dev] Removing support for the RVCT compiler
simon.hausmann at nokia.com
Mon Dec 12 03:46:42 PST 2011
On Sunday, December 11, 2011 02:55:40 AM ext Andreas Kling wrote:
> Hola WebKittens!
> Are there any objections to removing support for the RVCT compiler (ARM
> RealView) in WebKit? As far as I know, the only user has been the Symbian
> port which is no longer present on WebKit trunk.
I believe some other folks (Brew? Blackberry?) have been compiling WebKit with
RVCT. Generally speaking I think it's a pretty decent compiler provided a
recent version is used. There are versions available for Linux for example, so
it's not a Symbian specific compiler at all.
The Qt builds were largely based on RVCT 2.2, which had its fair share of
issues (not as bad as WINSCW though). I believe the majority of compiler
workarounds in WebKit related to RVCT are because of this ancient version.
I think any RVCT related compiler workarounds could probably be removed,
because there's a very high chance that they're due to 2.2. But I think if
COMPILER(RVCT) is kept, then I can imagine that it would require very little
maintenance to keep supporting it.
(Interestingly enough grep in WebCore doesn't show anything RVCT related, only
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