[webkit-dev] Thought about Nix JavaScriptCore port

Konstantin Tokarev annulen at yandex.ru
Fri Jan 29 01:48:46 PST 2016

01.01.2016, 04:26, "Michael Catanzaro" <mcatanzaro at igalia.com>:
> On Thu, 2015-12-31 at 19:25 +0300, Konstantin Tokarev wrote:
>>  Hi Yusuke,
>>  What is the status of this proposal?
>>  AFAICS there were no serious objections, quite the opposite, many
>>  people support your proposal (me too). However, no patches were
>>  landed yet.
> I only wonder why it is called Nix? Is it named for http://nixos.org/?
> Or is just supposed to be a generic *nix Unix? Maybe a better name for
> the port would simply be "jsc" or "js"...? It's just when I see "Nix" I
> don't think "JSC only."

I agree, and this port can easily support Windows, invalidating "Nix" name.
However, if we call this port "JSC", build-jsc --jsc will look strange, and
build-webkit --jsc might be misunderstood as "build only JSC part of this
port", i.e. as synonym of build-jsc.

Does anyone have an idea how to name this port?

> Did you test this with build-jsc? I guess it's fine to make 'build-
> webkit --nix' do the right thing, but I bet it'd be more convenient to
> just use the build-jsc command.
> Michael
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