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From Michael Brooks <>
Subject Re: one file to rule them all: some post 2.x thoughts
Date Tue, 05 Jun 2012 22:10:10 GMT
A small variation of 1)

1) Ship all platform-specific JavaScript in one file and sort it out at
runtime. Provide the option to build the JavaScript for a specific
platform. Basically, a debug vs production file, although most apps would
happily use the debug in production.

On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM, Brian LeRoux <> wrote:

> Just had a water cooler discussion about the holy grail of having one
> js file to rule them all.
> 1. platforms have differences but could it be feasible to ship all
> those differences in the single file and sort out which traits to load
> at runtime. this would certainly introduce a latency and parse hit.
> this would force us to really be thinking about a protocol to minimize
> platform differences instead of brute forcing it.
> 2. the cordova.js file could document.write a script tag including the
> auto compiled src file (still doing different files for each platform
> but the src would feel cleaner to end developers). same performance we
> have today.
> 3. do as we do today: different files for every platform treated as a
> build artifact.

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