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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Changeset [184060]: [GTK] fast/events/page-visibility-transition-test.html is timing out ...

4 edits in trunk [GTK] fast/events/page-visibility-transition-test.html is timing out ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=114789 Reviewed by Darin Adler. Tools: WebKitTestRunner/gtk/TestControllerGtk.cpp: (WTR::TestController::setHidden):...

Martin Robinson11/05/2015

Changeset [184031]: Unreviewed GTK+ gardening * platform/gtk/TestExpectations: Unskip a test ...

2 edits1 add in trunk/LayoutTests Unreviewed GTK+ gardening platform/gtk/TestExpectations: Unskip a test that was failing only because the shared baseline had a failure in it. platform/gtk/fast/events/event-attribute-expected.txt: Added.

Martin Robinson09/05/2015

Changeset [184030]: Unreviewed GTK+ gardening * platform/gtk/TestExpectations: Un-expectation ...

2 edits in trunk/LayoutTests Unreviewed GTK+ gardening platform/gtk/TestExpectations: Un-expectation some tests that are now passing.

Martin Robinson09/05/2015

Changeset [184029]: Unreviewed GTK+ gardening Remove expectations for tests that are also ...

2 edits in trunk/LayoutTests Unreviewed GTK+ gardening Remove expectations for tests that are also skipped for all WebKit2 ports. This will more easily allow us to handle them when they are eventually (if at all) unskipped for...

Martin Robinson09/05/2015

Changeset [184015]: [GTK] Some tests fail because they do not assume the popup menu captures ...

14 edits4 adds in trunk [GTK] Some tests fail because they do not assume the popup menu captures click events ​https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=40601 Reviewed by Carlos Garcia Campos. Tools: Popdown all attached menus when moving between...

Martin Robinson08/05/2015