IDE support?

Wes Garland wes at
Tue Sep 13 08:10:36 PDT 2011

Speaking pragmatically, for myself and my unusual (server-side) environment:

On 13 September 2011 10:48, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:

> Does JS need to be as fast as Java? Would half as fast be enough?

If it's compute-bound then that's plenty.

Provided we develop so that we can scale across cores, I can double my
compute this month for about the same dollar cost as 0.1% programmer-time.
My estimate is that type annotations would be far more expensive; as we
don't generally have type-related bugs in our JS code, spending time
annotating only for the sake of execution speed would be a poor decision.


Wesley W. Garland
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