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

Dirk Pranke dpranke at chromium.org
Thu Jan 31 14:57:10 PST 2013

On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 2:52 PM, Alexey Proskuryakov <ap at apple.com> wrote:
> 31.01.2013, в 14:45, Dirk Pranke <dpranke at chromium.org> написал(а):
>>>> 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.
>> I'm not sure I understand the concern here. Is the idea that some
>> ports might build WebCore as a DLL (and need exports) and others
>> wouldn't? Or the idea that the API that is needed to be exported might
>> vary from port to port in such a way that too many symbols for WebCore
>> might be exported on some ports?
> The latter.
> I suspect that it's somewhat less of an issue for JavaScriptCore, because its exports are mostly used from cross-platform code.

I see. Some concrete examples would be helpful here (to me, at least).
What components and ports are we talking about, and what sorts of

-- Dirk

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