Code compilation alternative to Function()
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Sun Jan 12 13:01:44 PST 2014
On 12 January 2014 08:54, Brendan Eich <brendan at mozilla.com> wrote:
> Not on the (gzipped) wire:
I am not worried about the compressed size but the latency caused by
decompressing and parsing the contents.
Actually I am not worried at all - this is not my complaint but one
I've heard from others. I mentioned it as one example.
I don't plan to use Asm.js, but potential users might be unsettled by
how unoptimal the lexical representation is, even if it is only
I've heard that there are plans to include a special case parser
Asm.js in SpiderMonkey, is this true? I can see how for many onlookers
this is the point where they will ask: why don't you specify a
Which brings me to what I said in the original post: introduce the
capability to convert non-JS code fast, and onlookers' misgivings
about using JS syntax as a transport might go away. And we don't even
have to design a bytecode up front.
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