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

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Tue Feb 5 17:43:14 PST 2013

On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 5:33 PM, Dirk Pranke <dpranke at chromium.org> wrote:

> I have looked at YAML off and on over the years, and I'm not sure that
> it would be much of an improvement in this case.
> I do believe that dropping the strict python syntax could make some
> things easier to read. I don't have a fully-baked proposal in mind,
> and I don't know what the perf hit would be.
> I will also note that -- like in many languages -- it's easy to write
> hard-to-read files. GYP has never had much of a style guide, and it
> probably could greatly benefit from one.

I'm hopeful that we can come up with a syntax that doesn't require style
guide. I'd even go as far as to say we shouldn't adopt a syntax that needs
a style guide.

- R. Niwa
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