[webkit-dev] Common build system (was Re: WebKit Wishes)

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Tue Feb 5 11:47:42 PST 2013

On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 6:09 AM, Mark Mentovai <mark at chromium.org> wrote:

> The parser (and the grammar) works the way it does because it’s just Python

This works great for people who like Python syntax but not for someone like
myself who dislikes Python syntax.

I also find it particularly annoying that people can use whatever Python
constructs they want to use in GYP. It dramatically reduces language
portability because you need to support quite a few Python constructs and
quirks in order to correctly parse GYP.

I personally would have much preferred for it be a simple JSON file.

- R. Niwa
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