[webkit-dev] Type cast by using toFoo()
yong.li.webkit at outlook.com
Mon Sep 30 09:54:35 PDT 2013
I think it can be done by checking the vtable pointer if the classes are virtual.
From: Sam Weinig
Sent: Monday, September 30, 2013 12:53 PM
To: Gyuyoung Kim
Cc: Webkit Development List
On Sep 30, 2013, at 3:39 AM, Gyuyoung Kim <gyuyoung.kim at webkit.org> wrote:
> Hello WebKittens,
> I have focused on using toFoo() for SVG and CSS instead of using static_cast<>. Because I think there are some advantages when we use it.
> - Bad type cast can be detected by using ASSERTION in toFoo(). The toFoo() function has an ASSERTION to check if source value is a proper super class.
> - Unnecessary local variables can be removed. There are some local variables, which are only used once in WebKit. In those cases, we don’t need to use a local variable. Besides, we can remove unnecessary ASSERTION because toFoo() already has it.
> - I believe toFoo() can improve code readability.
> Currently, HTML, SVG Elements support toHTML|SVGFooElement() and CSSValue also starts to support toCSSFooValue(). Please check if there is toFoo() when you need to use static_cast<> in HTML, SVG and CSS module.
> Finally I plan to add this toFoo() policy to the WebKit style checker.
Can you explain more about this? How are you going to determine static_casts that are acceptable from ones that aren’t.
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