Fwd: "delay" keyword

Patrik Stutz patrik.stutz at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 11:17:39 PDT 2012

NICE! Exactly like I requested it :P
I also think that this isn't a Bug. It's far to good to be a bug. Such
complex things (as you told me it is) like stack pausing/resuming not just
are there by accident.
It would be really interesting to know what the guys of the V8-Engine think
about this.

2012/7/5 Jussi Kalliokoski <jussi.kalliokoski at gmail.com>

> On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 8:50 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at mozilla.org> wrote:
>> Jussi Kalliokoski wrote:
>>> Ok, here's the relevant blog post I mentioned writing:
>>> blog.avd.io/posts/js-green-**threads<http://blog.avd.io/posts/js-green-threads><
>>> http://blog.avd.io/posts/js-**green-threads<http://blog.avd.io/posts/js-green-threads>>
>>> . You can discuss / give feedback here or on HackerNews:
>>> http://news.ycombinator.com/**item?id=4203749<http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=4203749>.
>> Seems like a bug in Firefox, a violation of HTML5 even. The slow script
>> dialog should not allow an event loop to nest. Cc'ing Boris for his opinion
>> (this may be a known bug on file, my memory dims with age).
> I don't think it's a bug, it seems to meaningful since all the blocking
> calls have this behaviour. Looks like SM has stack pausing / continuing in
> place as well; why, if not for this? Seems reasonable to me. But if it's a
> bug, I'm extremely sorry I haven't filed it, I didn't think it was a bug
> when I discovered it around Fx8.
>> Chrome doesn't run onmessage when I continue ("Wait") the Kill-or-Wait
>> sad tab dialog. Safari and Opera (12) seem not to put up a slow script
>> dialog, but perhaps I was impatient (I wanted a minute or so).
> Yes, this is Firefox-specific. I've tested all other browsers at my
> disposal and they don't have this behavior. Seems like a good idea adding
> it though, could make the browsers a lot more responsive regardless of a
> few bad websites, and I don't think those websites would break horribly
> because of this.
> Cheers,
> Jussi
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