author Mike Hommey <>
Thu, 07 Nov 2013 10:37:44 +0900
changeset 168460 f2c1c0a02595786f07cb660a8d1f0fc2f9ad3c9b
parent 167130 58ca27d61309b208feddb36052a7676ba2413df3
child 180862 9b4dfa6818b940c5793a44046c7aad06f89d8497
permissions -rw-r--r--
Bug 921816 - Handle idls in --with-libxul-sdk builds. r=gps

# This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public
# License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this
# file, You can obtain one at


include $(topsrcdir)/config/

# Building XPIDLs effectively consists of two steps:
#   1) Staging all .idl files to a common directory.
#   2) Doing everything with the .idl files.
# Each .idl file is processed into a .h file and typelib information.
# The .h file shares the same stem as the input file and is installed
# in the common headers include directory.
# XPIDL files are logically grouped together by modules. The typelib
# information for all XPIDLs in the same module is linked together into
# an .xpt file having the name of the module.
# As an optimization to reduce overall CPU usage, we process all .idl
# belonging to a module with a single command invocation. This prevents
# redundant parsing of .idl files and significantly reduces CPU cycles.
# Future improvement: Headers are currently written to a local directory then
# installed in the distribution directory. It is preferable to write headers
# directly into the distribution directory. However, PGO builds remove the dist
# directory via rm -rf (with no regards to manifests). Since the cost of
# processing XPIDL files is not trivial, it is preferrable to cache the headers
# and reinstall them rather than regenerate them. Ideally the dist pruning is
# performed with manifests. At that time we can write headers directly to the
# dist directory.

# For dependency files.
idl_deps_dir := .deps

# Where we put our final, linked .xpt files.
idl_xpt_dir := xpt

dist_idl_dir := $(DIST)/idl
dist_include_dir := $(DIST)/include
process_py := $(topsrcdir)/python/mozbuild/mozbuild/action/

# TODO we should use py_action, but that would require extra directories to be
# in the virtualenv.
    $(process_py) --cache-dir $(IDL_PARSER_CACHE_DIR) $(dist_idl_dir) \
        $(dist_include_dir) $(idl_xpt_dir) $(idl_deps_dir)

idlprocess += -I$(LIBXUL_SDK)/idl

xpidl_modules := @xpidl_modules@


linked_xpt_files := $(addprefix $(idl_xpt_dir)/,$(addsuffix .xpt,$(xpidl_modules)))
depends_files := $(foreach root,$(xpidl_modules),$(idl_deps_dir)/$(root).pp)

GARBAGE += $(linked_xpt_files) $(depends_files)

xpidl:: $(linked_xpt_files)

$(linked_xpt_files): $(process_py) $(call mkdir_deps,$(idl_deps_dir) $(dist_include_dir) $(idl_xpt_dir))

$(call include_deps,$(depends_files))

.PHONY: xpidl