[webkit-dev] RenderArena: Teaching an old dog new tricks

Chris Evans cevans at chromium.org
Thu Nov 15 14:16:22 PST 2012

On Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 11:49 AM, Geoffrey Garen <ggaren at apple.com> wrote:

> On Nov 14, 2012, at 3:19 PM, Chris Evans <cevans at chromium.org> wrote:
> A first step might be to make it a platform define. For the Chromium
> platform we'd leave the define "on" -- there are some nice security
> properties we get from having the RenderObjects in their own spot. I'm
> happy to go in to more details if you want, but it's similar (although not
> identical) to the blog post linked by Brendan regarding Firefox.
> Not all WebKit consumers need weight things the same way as the Chromium
> port of course, but at least for us, the security win outweighs any quirks
> of RenderArena.
> r-
> Don't do this.

Ok, no platform define for RenderArena. There's also an implicit r- on
removing the thing, though, as we'd regress security(!!) and performance.
Seems we're stuck with the thing.


> I have removed the "please" to aid clarity.
> Geoff
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