[webkit-dev] Adding ENABLE_NAVIGATOR_BUILDTYPE to WebCore

Darin Adler darin at apple.com
Wed Jun 6 13:59:55 PDT 2012

Our past experience with this sort of thing at Apple is that it led to bugs we didn’t find until after we shipped “final” software because they did not show up during earlier testing. Since then, we’ve gone out of our way to avoid differences, since one of the main things we want to do with non-final builds is to approximate the final releases as closely as possible to get useful testing.

To oversimplify, website developers notoriously make mistakes with these types of attributes doing things like version and OS checks, leading to website incompatibilities.

Maybe you could make your case for the usefulness of the attribute?

-- Darin

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