[webkit-dev] FeatureDefines.h and .xcconfig

Dean Jackson dino at apple.com
Thu Aug 7 11:09:14 PDT 2014

Just answering this bit because the consensus seems to be to go for the single header file.

> On 7 Aug 2014, at 9:57 pm, Laszlo Gombos <laszlo.gombos at webkit.org> wrote:
> > While FeatureDefines.h says "Use this file to list _all_ ENABLE() macros" it also says "The feature defaults in this file are only taken into account if the (port specific) build system has not enabled or disabled a particular feature", which is not true.
> Can you elaborate on why this is not true or perhaps suggest better wording ? Setting any ENABLE_FEATURE_NAME macro to an empty string in xcconfig is explicitly disabling a feature in the build system (see also the comment in e.g. WebCore/Configurations/FeatureDefines.xcconfig)

It doesn't explicitly disable it.

If the .xcconfig says:


Xcode will start a build without that flag defined at all (as an environment variable). Notice that the last line in the .xcconfig is FEATURE_DEFINES = <long list> and the empty string won't provide any data here.

Then FeatureDefines.h comes along and says:



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