memory safety and weak references

Jason Orendorff jason.orendorff at gmail.com
Wed Mar 27 16:02:57 PDT 2013


On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 4:53 PM, David Bruant <bruant.d at gmail.com> wrote:
> Over the last month after Opera announced moving to WebKit, people on
> Twitter have been rounds and rounds about Webkits monoculture and how making
> spec decisions based on specific implementations is a bad thing ("if specs
> followed WebKit implementation, we couldn't have parallel rendering engines
> like Servo", etc.). I don't see why that could be a good thing at the
> ECMAScript level.

This seemed backwards to me too. Brendan's arguing for *more* latitude
for implementations to use different techniques.

-j


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