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

Mark Rowe mrowe at apple.com
Thu Jan 31 00:53:06 PST 2013

On 2013-01-31, at 00:48, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:

>>> I would consider changing or improving gyp's syntax to be on the table
>>> if it was needed to reach the goal.
>> For what it’s worth, I also find the gyp syntax to be unpleasant. It feels as though it was optimized for being processed by a machine rather than for being written and maintained by humans.
> Unlike xcodeproj files.  :)

Don’t get me wrong, Xcode projects suck for hand-editing too. However, they’re not intended to be edited by hand. Gyp files are, and so the expected level of human readability is much higher.

- Mark

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