[webkit-dev] WebCore/platform standalone library

Myles C. Maxfield mmaxfield at apple.com
Wed Mar 18 21:43:40 PDT 2015

Hello, all,

I’d like to announce that I intend to create a standalone static library from the current contents of WebCore/platform over the coming months. This will involve creating a “Platform" top-level directory and moving source files into it, one by one. 

There are a few reasons for this:

1. Enforcing the layering between Platform and WebCore. Moving Platform into its own target/directory can guarantee that nothing inside it knows about anything in WebCore.
2. Being able to test code in the Platform directory with TestWebKitAPI (without exporting Platform symbols from the WebCore library)
3. Managing conceptual complexity.

Does anyone have any thoughts or feedback?


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