[webkit-dev] Unified sources have broken our #include hygiene

Simon Fraser simon.fraser at apple.com
Sat Sep 1 17:14:23 PDT 2018

Unified sources allow you to get away without #including all the files you need in a .cpp file, because some earlier file in the group has probably already included them for you.

This means that when you add a new file to the build, and the unified sources get shuffled around, you end up with a long list of build breakages, some platform-specific, that you can only fix by repeating EWS trials. Here's an example: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=189223. That patch added on new file in Source/WebCore/rendering, which required unrelated #include changes in at least:


How can we solve this? Should we have an EWS that builds non-unified? Can we somehow have the style checker do #include enforcement?


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