Compiled JS

Allen Wirfs-Brock allen at wirfs-brock.com
Wed Oct 25 20:27:21 UTC 2017


Of course, it is possible to write a compiler for JavaScript.  It’s just a programming language. But a traditional compiler that fully supports are the dynamic characteristics of JS is probably not going to be competitive with modern JITs.

However, a closed world whole-program optimizing compiler might be a plausible approach for JS applications that meet those characteristics.  For example, some embedded applications.

Allen

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