[webkit-dev] The Care and Feeding of WebCore Modules

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Tue Feb 28 12:20:48 PST 2012

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 11:52 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> But it seems like what is actually happening is wholesale rapid application
> of this pattern to all of WebCore, including even things that aren't in the
> Modules directory. So it's starting to seem more like a major restructuring
> of WebCore than like a lower-impact way of doing new peripheral features. It
> seems to me that starting on a more limited scale would have a better
> opportunity to measure WebKit community buy-in. If the main motivation for
> this project is hackability, then I think it needs to make people feel like
> hackability is actually improving. Ideally we'd measure that with an
> incremental step of some kind before applying it everywhere.

I think this is a mischaracterization of the work we've been doing in
this area.  Are the particular patches you think would benefit from
more discussion?  You've mentioned the DOMWindowHTML patch, which we
can certainly revert and re-consider later.


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