Is Narcissus dead?

Alex Vincent ajvincent at
Thu Feb 16 05:54:44 UTC 2017

I remembered the Narcissus (JS engine implemented in JS) project, and was
thinking, "wouldn't it be nice to prototype my Symbol.operator idea [1] in
that?"  Then I looked on Github, and saw that Mozilla's Narcissus
repository hasn't had a commit in over five years. [2]

Ouch.  With ES6 and now ES7 released, I am curious as to whether someone
has a fork out there which implements the recent standards.  I couldn't
find one...

Granted, proxies have changed a lot in the last few years, so Zaphod, which
made scripts run in Narcissus, would need a serious update...


"The first step in confirming there is a bug in someone else's work is
confirming there are no bugs in your own."
-- Alexander J. Vincent, June 30, 2001
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