[webkit-dev] Thread naming policy in WebKit

Yusuke SUZUKI utatane.tea at gmail.com
Thu Jan 5 00:48:10 PST 2017

On Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 5:43 PM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:

> I understand the appeal of “org.webkit” and structured names but
> personally I would prefer to read names that look like titles and are made
> up of words with spaces, like these:
> “WebKit: Image Decoder”, rather than “org.webkit.ImageDecoder”.
> “WebKit: JavaScript DFG Compiler” rather than “org.webkit.jsc.DFGCompiler”.
> Not sure how well that would generalize to all the different names.
> I like the idea of having a smart way of automatically making a shorter
> name for the platforms that have shorter length limits.

One interesting idea I've come up with is that,

1. specifying "org.webkit.ImageDecoder"
2. In Linux, we just use "ImageDecoder" part.
3. In macOS port, we automatically convert it to "WebKit: Image Decoder"

> — Darin
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