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[Bug 12267] <video> Make video state transitions happen in the same task as firing events

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Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2011 00:10:52 +0000
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--- Comment #41 from Robert O'Callahan (Mozilla) <roc@ocallahan.org> 2011-08-01 00:10:50 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #40)
> On the other hand, breakpoints and
> single-step debugging are often quite useless for finding and fixing bugs in
> code dealing with asynchronous state changes; a more snapshotting approach can
> actually *aid* breakpoint-based debugging because if you hit a breakpoint,
> execution will continue after the breakpoint the same as if you hadn't stopped
> in the breakpoint. Changing behavior when you add breakpoints sucks!

A concrete example of this would be Philip's example in comment #5:
v.onloadstart = function() {
  v.currentTime = 10;
With the current model, this would often work but sometimes fail. Let's
optimistically assume that the developer can reproduce the bug. So they set a
breakpoint on "v.currentTime = 10". The breakpoint gets hit. The developer
single-steps. Now the assignment to v.currentTime succeeds because the metadata
was loaded during the significant delay between the breakpoint being hit and
the developer hitting the single-step button.

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