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

Alexis Menard alexis at webkit.org
Tue Mar 26 13:42:50 PDT 2013

On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 5:40 PM, Dirk Pranke <dpranke at chromium.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 1:29 PM, Benjamin Poulain <benjamin at webkit.org>
> wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 1:20 PM, Dirk Pranke <dpranke at chromium.org> wrote
>>> If we have consensus that we should just switch to paths relative to
>>> Source (or maybe a couple different options), that would be (IMO) a big win.
>>> It sounds like Daniel & co. have already done the big bang conversion.
>> I think using full path would be a serious hit regarding hackability.
>> I would rather spend some time tweaking my compiler to cache each
>> directory content than waste time finding where is every single header I
>> need to include.
> Interesting. I have the exact opposite experience, having to paw around to
> figure out where "Font.h" actually lives rather than just seeing
> "WebCore/platform/graphics/Font.h".

But a modern IDE can easily solve that for you. You just click on the
header and it opens it for you. Xcode, QtCreator handles it very well.

That said if you don't use an IDE then I understand your point :).

> At any rate, to be clear, I would be in favor of that change but I'm not
> expecting it to happen :).
> -- Dirk
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