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

Mark Rowe mrowe at apple.com
Tue Mar 26 14:20:28 PDT 2013

On 2013-03-26, at 11:37, 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. 
> It would be great if we can figure out if this also improves the build time on Mac/Linux.

I’d be very interested on what effect, if any, this has on Mac too. My initial impression is that any improvement should be minimal since a header map is used to optimize for precisely this situation. If that mechanism isn’t helping then it would be useful to know.

- Mark

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