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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Rework how StackingContexts are dynamically added to layers

Rework how StackingContexts are dynamically added to layers StackingContexts are added to layers when it is necessary to maintain their ordering on top of other layered StackingContexts. Instead of tracking the information about a layer scattered...

Martin Robinson06/10/2015

Make Linux build notifications transient

Make Linux build notifications transient Continuous non-transient notifications, common in workflows involving many syntax errors, can completely take over the message tray. Making Linux build notifications transient prevents them from stacking up...

Martin Robinson02/10/2015

Simplify stacking context creation

Simplify stacking context creation Have Fragment::create_stacking_context understand which stacking contexts need layers and which do not. This simplifies the way it is called and eliminates a bunch of code.

Martin Robinson01/10/2015

Remove an unused function

Remove an unused function

Martin Robinson24/09/2015

Pass PaintTile to painting threads

Pass PaintTile to painting threads This will be useful because in the future, PaintTiles might hold simple DisplayLists instead of StackingContexts.

Martin Robinson24/09/2015