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

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Thu Jan 31 09:48:03 PST 2013

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 9:43 AM, Alexey Proskuryakov <ap at apple.com> wrote:

> 31.01.2013, в 0:17, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> написал(а):
>  I did it for WTF and JSC with kevino at .
>> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=72855
>> I hope I had had time to extend the work to WebCore, which was my
>> original goal :-/
>> I did it through an automation but the tool was so slow and hacky that it
>> was not capable for large WebCore codebase.
>> Seeing that the number of exported symbol is about 2700, manual work with
>> regular expression will also work
>> if it is OK to do the work incrementally... and if you are patient enough
>> :-)
> 2700 is a lot of symbols to export! Perhaps we can reduce the number of
> exported symbols? For example, we can move more code from WebKit into
> WebCore to share more code between ports so that the API surface WebCore
> has to expose will be smaller and more well defined.
> One thing to keep an eye on with WEBCORE_EXPORT is that it can increase
> the number of exports for each port, because it would export symbols that
> are only needed for other ports.

Can we make the macro starter and specify ports under which a given symbol
needs to be exported? e.g. WEBCORE_EXPORT(MAC, QT)

- R. Niwa
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