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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Merge pull request #3179 from mrobinson/iframes

Merge pull request #3179 from mrobinson/iframes Remove RenderListener::set_layer_clip_rect

Martin Robinson29/08/2014

Merge pull request #3129 from mrobinson/layer-edges

Merge pull request #3129 from mrobinson/layer-edges Update to latest rust-layers

Martin Robinson22/08/2014

Update to latest rust-layers

Update to latest rust-layers This should reduce memory usage along layer boundaries.

Martin Robinson22/08/2014

Merge pull request #3117 from mrobinson/simplify-find_layer_with_pipeline_and_layer_id

Merge pull request #3117 from mrobinson/simplify-find_layer_with_pipeline_and_layer_id Simplify use of CompositorData::find_layer_with_pipeline_and_layer_id

Martin Robinson20/08/2014

Simplify use of CompositorData::find_layer_with_pipeline_and_layer_id

Simplify use of CompositorData::find_layer_with_pipeline_and_layer_id Instead of always matching on the root layer first, have a Compositor method which abstracts this away, simplifying all the call sites of this CompositorData helper.

Martin Robinson20/08/2014