[webkit-dev] make-script-test-wrappers not being maintained

Darin Adler darin at apple.com
Tue Jan 18 16:52:45 PST 2011

On Jan 18, 2011, at 4:36 PM, James Robinson wrote:

> What are the advantages of using it vs generating script tests in other ways?

The concept is that you write a script test and the wrapper is automatically generated. The advantage is that you don’t have to write the wrapper yourself.

The long term plan was that we might come up with a completely different way of making wrappers. For many JavaScript-only tests, we might come up with a way to run the script tests directly without involving WebCore at all. Even for the other tests we might stop checking in wrappers.

The wrappers have the benefit that they let you easily run the test in any web browser. For run-webkit-tests, though, they probably aren’t needed.

    -- Darin

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