extension modules

Ash Berlin ash_es4 at firemirror.com
Sat Jun 13 08:18:15 PDT 2009


On 13 Jun 2009, at 16:10, kevin curtis wrote:

> Python has a concept 'extension modules' where module can be
> implemented in c/c++. Also the idea of running native code in the
> browser has been put forward by Google's native client for running x86
> in the client. MS - i think - are researching something similar.
>
> c/c++ isn't going anywhere and the relationship between ecmascript and
> c/c++ is interesting. Are there any proposals for something like
> 'extension modules' for ES6 or do the variations in the engine
> implementations preclude such a thing?

Not yet part of the ES harmony/6 proposal, but a number of the  
'members' of ServerJS movement have native modules:

http://flusspferd.org
http://kenai.com/projects/gpsee
https://wiki.mozilla.org/ServerJS/Modules/SecurableModules


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