[webkit-dev] Stop Using Raw Pointers & References in New Code

Michael Catanzaro mcatanzaro at redhat.com
Sat Jan 21 12:12:23 PST 2023

On Fri, Jan 20 2023 at 06:15:38 PM -0800, Ryosuke Niwa via webkit-dev 
<webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org> wrote:
> Here’s a PR to make the style checker look for raw pointers & 
> references in data members: https://github.com/WebKit/WebKit/pull/8907
> I suggest we land this PR in 5 business days from now on unless 
> someone objects.

I'm not sure how this would work as a style check rule since there's 
always going to be exceptions. E.g. we probably don't want to convert 
GObject priv pointers to use CheckedRef: that would be silly.

I think we can follow this rule in most of WebCore and maybe most of 
WebKit and WTF as well. Probably not going to work for bmalloc. Not 
sure about JSC.


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