[webkit-dev] WebCore/platform standalone library
Carlos Garcia Campos
carlosgc at webkit.org
Tue Jan 10 23:08:20 PST 2017
El mar, 10-01-2017 a las 21:24 -0800, Myles C. Maxfield escribió:
> After 18 months of no progress, Don Olmstead and I are getting the
> band back together!
> We’ve uploaded a patch
> to https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=143358 which incorporates
> feedback from many different stakeholders (and as such, the direction
> is a little different than where I was going with this in the
> First of all, this isn’t a new project; instead, it’s a new target
> inside the WebCore project. The target creates a static library which
> gets linked into WebCore, which means that the enforcement mechanism
> can’t be done by the linker. Instead, the layering will be enforced
> by a Python script, triggered as an extra build step, which checks
> the symbol names inside the .a file as well as #include directives in
> source code.
So, will it be possible to link to PAL but not the rest of WebCore?
> We opted for WebCore to include files using “#include <PAL/Foo.h>”
> instead of just including Foo.h. Similarly, we are putting symbols
> inside the PAL namespace, which is a child of the WebCore namespace.
> Therefore, inside WebCore, you use PAL things by specifying
And WebCore::PAL::Foo when used outside WebCore namespace, right?
> The first thing to move into PAL is the “crypto” subfolder, which is
> a good candidate because it’s small, simple, yet also has platform-
> dependent implementations.
> We would love your feedback on this approach to help make the dream a
I'm not sure I agree with the approach because I don't know the reasons
to make it a target inside WebCore, could you elaborate more on that,
> Myles and Don
> > On Mar 22, 2015, at 4:40 PM, Gavin Barraclough <barraclough at apple.c
> > om> wrote:
> > > On Mar 22, 2015, at 4:35 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > Web Abstraction Toolbox (it’s hard to tell the difference between
> > > wat and WTF sometimes…)
> > +1
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