Is Narcissus dead?

Ryan Birmingham rainventions at
Thu Feb 16 14:57:47 UTC 2017

While I can't speak to narcissus,  I see some other projects which look
somewhat similar.

JS-Intepreter looks like it's been updated in the last year, and is a
javascript in javascript implementation of some sort. (
continuum implements ES6 in ES3, but it's only a year newer than narcissus.

-Ryan Birmingham

On 16 February 2017 at 00:54, Alex Vincent <ajvincent at> wrote:

> 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...
> [1]
> [2]
> --
> "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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