[Mapbender-dev] Packer (code conventions)

Christoph Baudson (WhereGroup) christoph.baudson at wheregroup.com
Tue Feb 6 07:26:41 EST 2007

Hi Marc, hi Paul, hi list,

Paul, JSLint is yet another great tool, thanks for sharing.

Marc, here's what I think about your reply.

> Yes the names are shortened, but that should not be a problem since 
> everything  done by Dean Edwards packer is being reverted as the script 
> is loaded. The whole resultung function (p, a, c, k, e, d){...} is being 
> evaluated at once. Different scripts are sent through eval in the order 
> of presence of script-tags in the markup. I used is together with about 
> 6 other scripts and there were no problems.

This is quite interesting. I believed that variable names were just 
shortened. Where did you get your information from? The documentation of 
Dean Edwards' packer is not the best.

> Sure enough other packers should be considered. Can't we make up a small 
> test page in the wiki with results for some of the tools and pros and 
> cons for each?

A first draft is up at


Any input will be highly appreciated.


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