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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Move compositor_data.rs to compositor_layer.rs.

Move compositor_data.rs to compositor_layer.rs. The new name better reflects the majority of the code in the file.

Martin Robinson28/10/2014

Combine events and CompositorData methods into CompositorLayer

Combine events and CompositorData methods into CompositorLayer This is a more natural collection of methods, as they all operate directly on layers and accept a layer as their first argument.

Martin Robinson28/10/2014

Make compositor event handling a Layer trait

Make compositor event handling a Layer trait This simplifies the way that event handling interacts with the compositor.

Martin Robinson28/10/2014

Add an option to show debug fragment borders

Add an option to show debug fragment borders This is quite a bit cleaner than abusing the rust debug functionality. If we start collecting too many debugging options in the servo executable we could opt to organize them into a single option. Fixes #2263.

Martin Robinson22/10/2014

Add an option to validate display list items

Add an option to validate display list items When this option is enabled, the layout task will print an error when display list items draw outside their owning Flow's position rect. This will make it easier to detect layout errors before they break...

Martin Robinson22/10/2014