[webkit-dev] Compiling WebKit up to 25% faster in Windows?

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Tue Mar 26 11:47:23 PDT 2013

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 11:42 AM, Jarred Nicholls <jarred at webkit.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 2:37 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 11:21 AM, Daniel Bratell <bratell at opera.com>wrote:
>>> Is this something that has been talked about in the past, and would you
>>> be interested in replacing the long list of directories to search for every
>>> include with paths (relative some good base) directly in the include
>>> directives?
>> Using explicit paths to include files has been talked about in the past;
>> e.g.
>> https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2011-November/018632.html
>> The most convincing counter argument I can remember is that it'll make
>> refactoring harder because you'll have to update all #include's when you
>> move headers.
> A few tailored scripts make that an easier job.  We're all engineers after
> all.

We have been talking about this for years, and we even have bugs:
Given that, I'm somewhat skeptical if we ever get around to it in
foreseeable future.

- R. Niwa
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