[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 27980] Give an ability to WebKit to free statically allocated pointers before quit

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Tue Aug 4 13:02:53 PDT 2009


--- Comment #10 from David Kilzer (ddkilzer) <ddkilzer at webkit.org>  2009-08-04 13:02:51 PDT ---
(In reply to comment #8)
> (From update of attachment 34058 [details])
> I do not want to sign up everyone on the project to write a lot of code to
> deallocate every last object if this code isn't actually useful to someone on
> one of the ports. I need to hear more justification about why to take on all
> this additional complexity. Making all the global data structures practical to
> delete is an enormous task that this patch barely scratches the surface of.

Being able to "reset" WebCore to its pre-cached-local-statics state would be
useful for the iPhone OS port.  We don't care about tearing down objects when
exiting a process, but being able to clear out the cached static variables
on-demand would be useful.

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