[webkit-dev] WebCore/platform standalone library
Myles C. Maxfield
mmaxfield at apple.com
Thu Mar 19 22:07:52 PDT 2015
I do not intend on changing any interfaces or semantics. I only intend to change where code lives and library boundaries. There is no need to increase the scope of this project.
Also, I do not intend on making up a comical name.
> On Mar 19, 2015, at 3:03 PM, Benjamin Poulain <benjamin at webkit.org> wrote:
>> On 3/19/15 2:49 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>>> On Mar 19, 2015, at 1:47 PM, Benjamin Poulain <benjamin at webkit.org> wrote:
>>> On 3/18/15 9:43 PM, Myles C. Maxfield wrote:
>>>> 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?
>>> That's an awesome project. That's gonna be a lot of work.
>>> How do you plan to do the interface between WebCore and Platform?
>>> Between WebCore and WebKit, we use interfaces with pure virtual functions that are implemented by the clients.
>>> Between WebCore and the platform, we have headers and each port has its own implementation of that interface.
>>> Do you plan to move Platform behind a public interface or keep the current model?
>> This almost makes me want to suggest a jokey name for Platform. I can’t off the top of my head think of a good expansion of OMG, though. Or BBQ.
> Have you seen the "clean" interface of ResourceHandle? :)
> The client layers tend to get cleaner over time while the lower layers tends to become messier.
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