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Fission Engineering Newsletter #1

TL;DR Fission is happening and our first "Milestone" is targeted at the end of February. Please file bugs related to fission and mark them as "Fission Milestone: ?" so we can triage them into the correct milestone.

A little than more a year ago, a serious security flaw affecting almost …

Partially Generated Classes in C++

An interesting problem which I've seen come up decently often in C++ code generators is how to deal with what I'm calling "partially generated classes". We want to generate methods and members for a class which call other methods on that class added by the implementation.

Potential Solutions

I'm not …

Cleaning up XPConnect

Recently I was working on some patches to clean up and improve the code in Gecko's XPConnect module. As they ended up being somewhat complex & required me obtaining a lot of information about how XPConnect works, I ended up writing some pretty in-depth commit messages.

I figured that they were …