Martin Robinson

Michigan (USA), 1983

I'm a software developer working on WebKitGTK+.

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Martin Robinson 04/04/2009

Avoiding the Logging Performance Hit

Sometimes you have a function or a method which more often throws away its arguments than actually uses them. Quite possibly the most common example of this situation is logging. Often you'll see a snippet like this:log.Debug("Processing " + index + " of...

Martin Robinson 06/03/2009

DBus and Threads

Sometimes you'll be using Dbus with threads and notice intermittent segfaults with stack traces like this;#0 0xb4d58d29 in _dbus_watch_invalidate (watch=0x0) at dbus-watch.c:147#1 0xb4d57066 in free_watches (transport=0x979c0d0) at...

Martin Robinson 18/01/2009

Compiling D Source is Easy

There are two compilers available for D. The original D compiler (the one written by Walter) is DMD. It has an open-source front-end (the part that generate the IL) and a proprietary, closed-source back-end (the part that converts the IL into machine...

Martin Robinson 03/01/2009

Different People

Being There warms my heart for several reasons. One of the most notable is that Hal Ashby managed to turn a Cheech and Chong song into some kind of religious experience with umbrellas. There is also the unexpected vignette during the ending, which many...

Martin Robinson 02/01/2009

Embedding Python in D

Oooooooooh.It's some snakes.It's some snakes.A while back I began spending some time acquainting myself with D. For those who don't know, D is a relatively new system programming language with all kinds of interesting features like very flexible garbage...


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Clip display list based on frame viewport

Clip display list based on frame viewport Instead of creating a display list for the entire page, only create one for an area that expands around the viewport. On my machine this makes incremental layout of 50% faster.

Martin Robinson13/11/2014

Send incremental frame tree updates to the compositor

Send incremental frame tree updates to the compositor This allows the compositor to add frames after the call to SetIds, where the initial frame tree is created. There are still some issues preventing proper late frame creation, but this prevents...

Martin Robinson12/11/2014

Add some factory methods for frame tree types

Add some factory methods for frame tree types

Martin Robinson12/11/2014

Small fix to variable name

Small fix to variable name This is a more accurate name for the script pipeline.

Martin Robinson12/11/2014

Rename LoadIframeUrlMsg to CreateIFrameAndLoadUrlMsg

Rename LoadIframeUrlMsg to CreateIFrameAndLoadUrlMsg This better reflects what the message does.

Martin Robinson12/11/2014