[webkit-dev] Rewriting binding code generator, maybe?

Filip Pizlo fpizlo at apple.com
Tue Jun 11 14:28:42 PDT 2013

I think the best way to make such points is to create a bug and post a patch.


On Jun 11, 2013, at 1:32 PM, wkcensorshipbypass00010 at mailinator.com wrote:

> Niwa, hi,
> CodeGenerator has already been rewritten in python, combining the following:
> * Mozilla's xpcom xpidl.py generator
> * gobject's codegen.py
> The following work was done:
> - The xpidl generator was modified to understand Webkit's IDL file format
> - gobject's codegen.py was modified to understand xpidl.py's AST object format
> - gobject codegen.py's output formatter was modified to understand both
>  webkit datatypes and to output python
> It should be a trivial job to work out how to modify the code to output
> other generators.  The only thing to watch out for is that it was a very
> fast hack put together quite quickly and there are unused parts (which
> will never be used) that still have gobject codegen output.
> Functionally however it works perfectly.  By contrast, attempting to
> modify CodeGeneratorJS.pm to comprehend gobject took over eight weeks.
> The python-based code-generator was completed in under six.
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