[webkit-dev] PSA: JSC::UString will retire, String is excited to meet you

Benjamin Poulain benjamin at webkit.org
Wed Aug 29 21:41:45 PDT 2012

Hi WebKit-dev,

Some unifying has been done between String and UString, and it will
soon be time to remove UString entirely.

The benefits of removing UStrings are:
-Simpler code.
-No need to implement each feature in String and UString
-Fewer ref-deref
-Smaller binary (about 44kb smaller on Mac x86_64)

The bug is https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=95271
I want to do some more performance testing and hopefully the patch
will land tomorrow.


PS: Gyuyoung Kim has verified the ELF build. Can someone help with the GTK EWS?
PSS: It is likely to break something somewhere, some help after
landing is appreciated.

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