Bug 238888

Summary: [css-cascade] makeprop.pl could sort shorthands properties at the end, and ignore them during the cascade
Product: WebKit Reporter: Oriol Brufau <obrufau>
Component: CSSAssignee: Oriol Brufau <obrufau>
Severity: Normal CC: darin, esprehn+autocc, ews-watchlist, glenn, gyuyoung.kim, koivisto, macpherson, menard, webkit-bug-importer
Priority: P2 Keywords: InRadar
Version: WebKit Nightly Build   
Hardware: Unspecified   
OS: Unspecified   
See Also: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=238345
Bug Depends on: 239734    
Bug Blocks: 245901    
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Description Oriol Brufau 2022-04-06 13:55:01 PDT
In bug 238345 I plan to sort deferred properties after normal properties, since they cascade in a special way.
Something similar could be done for shorthands.

StyleBuilder.cpp does something like

    applyProperties(firstCSSProperty, lastHighPriorityProperty);
    applyProperties(firstLowPriorityProperty, lastCSSProperty);
    inline void Builder::applyPropertiesImpl(int firstProperty, int lastProperty)
        for (int id = firstProperty; id <= lastProperty; ++id) {
            CSSPropertyID propertyID = static_cast<CSSPropertyID>(id);
            if (!m_cascade.hasProperty(propertyID))

Currently, shorthand properties are mixed among longhands, so they are iterated, but hasProperty() will be false.
Then they are wasting some memory in PropertyCascade.h:

    Property m_properties[numCSSProperties + 2];
    std::bitset<numCSSProperties + 2> m_propertyIsPresent;

So I think CSSPropertyID could be sorted as such:

 1. Special meaning (CSSPropertyInvalid and CSSPropertyCustom)
 2. High priority longhands
 3. Low priority longhands
 4. Deferred longhands
 5. Shorthands

About a 15-20% of the properties seem to be shorthands, so it may be worth trying.
Comment 1 Radar WebKit Bug Importer 2022-04-13 13:55:14 PDT
Comment 2 Oriol Brufau 2022-04-27 08:11:12 PDT
Created attachment 458446 [details]
Comment 3 Oriol Brufau 2022-04-28 03:37:24 PDT
Created attachment 458509 [details]
Comment 4 EWS 2022-04-29 11:09:37 PDT
Committed r293622 (250128@main): <https://commits.webkit.org/250128@main>

All reviewed patches have been landed. Closing bug and clearing flags on attachment 458509 [details].