Can we remove XXX.order files in the tree

# Yusuke Suzuki (a day ago)

Hello WebKittens!

Our XXX.order file (e.g. JavaScriptCore.order) is not updated so long. The content is already stale, and I think this is no longer effective. Can we just remove these XXX.order files?

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# Saam Barati (a day ago)

Can we measure the performance impact of doing this?

If it's neutral, I think we should remove it.

# Joseph Pecoraro (a day ago)

I put up patches a few year ago: webkit.org/b/174344 [Cocoa] Remove or update order files

It was approved at the time, but I was asked to measure performance and I'm still not sure how to do that.

I'm still in favor of removing them!

# Stephanie (a day ago)

These files haven't been updated in years so I doubt they're particularly helpful. They were at one time measurable launch time wins for hdd machines and thats what we need to validate won't regress.

# Yusuke Suzuki (a day ago)

What benchmark do we use to track this order files’ improvement? If I just remove these files now, can perf bot tell us the results?

Best

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