[webkit-dev] Using "auto <function()> -> returnType" breaks prepare-ChangeLog

JF Bastien jfbastien at apple.com
Thu Jul 27 23:35:55 PDT 2017

https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=174930 <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=174930>

I’ll trade this C++ fix for ES6 functions getting parsed properly too :D

> On Jul 27, 2017, at 23:06, Brady Eidson <beidson at apple.com> wrote:
> I just noticed this tonight. When a change is made to one of these functions, prepare-ChangeLog doesn't log the functions that changed.
> I have a question and a request.
> Question:
> The functions in question where I noticed this:
> auto WebURLSchemeTask::didComplete(const ResourceError& error) -> ExceptionType
> Would normally be written as:
> WebURLSchemeTask::ExceptionType WebURLSchemeTask::didComplete(const ResourceError& error)
> Is there some actual value to using this syntax other than… being syntactically different, and being just a little shorter?
> Request:
> Until we fix prepare-ChangeLog, and unless there is some great advantage to this syntax that I'm not aware of… it's hold off on using it more.
> Thanks,
> ~Brady
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