[webkit-dev] webkit2 with v8

Jake jake at jakeonthenet.com
Fri Jun 1 09:55:06 PDT 2012

I believe it's a disservice to the community as a whole to not provide
proper javascript engine abstractions in webkit.

On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 10:51 AM, Alexey Proskuryakov <ap at webkit.org> wrote:

> 01.06.2012, в 7:18, Balazs Kelemen написал(а):
> This is of course something non-Qt developers have to worry about, see
> e.g. <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87783#c14>.
> This one could be avoided with the shim (in
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=87872). We could introduce a file
> called WebKitTestSupportQt.cpp that implements
> injectInternalsObject(JSContextRef). It would unbox the v8 context from the
> wrapper and call the v8 version of
> WebCoreTestSupport::injectInternalsObject. So it's a bit complicated but at
> least there would be no ifdef needed in WebKitTestRunner.
> My point is that WebKit2/v8 integration is causing trouble even before it
> officially started to happen. That's not a good sign.
> Lack of support for non-webkit.org JavaScriptCore substitutes is not a
> weakness of WebKit2, it's a strength. The code is more hackable, tests are
> easier to maintain etc.
> - WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov
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