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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Use DisplayListSection everywhere

Use DisplayListSection everywhere DisplayListSection, StackingLevel, and BackgroundAndBorderLevel all represent pretty much the same thing, a particular section of the display list. Instead of maintaining three enums which do the same thing, just use...

Martin Robinson09/01/2016

Changeset [194459]: Mark some tests as failing on WebKitGTK+. Unreviewed gardening. * ...

2 edits in trunk/LayoutTests Mark some tests as failing on WebKitGTK+. Unreviewed gardening. platform/gtk/TestExpectations:

Martin Robinson31/12/2015

Changeset [194455]: Mark WOFF2 test as failing on WebKitGTK+ Unreviewed. Gardening. * ...

2 edits in trunk/LayoutTests Mark WOFF2 test as failing on WebKitGTK+ Unreviewed. Gardening. platform/gtk/TestExpectations:

Martin Robinson31/12/2015

Remove a fixed TODO

Remove a fixed TODO Issue #2009 has already been fixed and closed so we can remove this TODO entirely.

Martin Robinson22/12/2015

Remove workaround for Rect::is_empty

Remove workaround for Rect::is_empty Now that euclid is up-to-date this workaround is no longer necessary.

Martin Robinson22/12/2015