[webkit-dev] Rewriting binding code generator, maybe?

Tim Mahoney tim.mahoney at me.com
Wed Apr 10 18:31:17 PDT 2013

If a rewrite does happen, it would be nice to have some generic functionality abstracted away from the specific language generators. For example, the function to add an #include statement to the generated implementation file is currently replicated for every language. JS and V8 have "AddToImplIncludes", while CPP and ObjC have "AddIncludesForType". I personally copy+pasted a lot of code from CPP and JS for the Ruby code generator, and it would be nice if some of that was more generic.


On Apr 10, 2013, at 6:03 PM, Timothy Hatcher <timothy at apple.com> wrote:

> On Apr 10, 2013, at 8:17 PM, Kentaro Hara <haraken at chromium.org> wrote:
>> Now that JSC is the only engine in WebKit and V8 is the only engine in V8, we both can remove a bunch of unnecessary abstractions and IDL attributes that had existed to share code between JSC and V8. In short-term, this kind of clean-up will improve our situation a lot. (I'm doing the work with the highest priority in the V8 side.)
> As I said in a previous email, JSC isn't the only binding we generate with these scripts. We also generate ObjC and internal Safari bindings. So those needs need to be considered for anyone rewriting these scripts.
> — Timothy Hatcher
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