[Project_owners] experience with OO libraries in chrome space?

Shane Caraveo shanec at ActiveState.com
Wed Oct 22 07:25:15 PDT 2008


I think a few have been used in extensions for Komodo, but not by Komodo 
itself.  cc'ing Todd, he may have a better answer.
Regards,
Shane

Godmar Back wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> is anybody using any of the major (or minor) JS libraries that provide
> support for OO-style programming (such as prototype, mootools, etc.)
> in chrome space in a FF add-on? If so, what experiences have you made?
> Were you able to use the library unchanged? I'm particularly concerned
> about the potential for namespace conflicts and about how to maintain
> the OO library going forward if changes needed to be made.
> 
> Most major libraries appear to be designed for client-side Javascript
> within a web page; much of the functionality they provide, such as
> browser-sniffing, browser-independent effects and event handling,
> etc., are probably not needed in chrome space. For this reason, is
> there a minimal library anybody could recommend that didn't emphasize
> these aspects?
> 
> I'd be grateful for any experience you'd be willing to share.
> 
>  - Godmar
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