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

Jochen Eisinger jochen at chromium.org
Thu Jan 31 00:59:26 PST 2013

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 9:53 AM, Mark Rowe <mrowe at apple.com> wrote:

> 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.

Many of us are actually editing the Xcode projects by hand, either because
they don't have Xcode or don't know how to use it. (Yes, that includes
coming up with a bunch of new UUIDs by hand)

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