By Bruce Lawsonbrucelawson. Thursday, February 5, 2009 9:47:24 AM
What is Carakan?
Why are we developing it?
When will Carakan be available?
Soon. We've chosen to talk about it now as we're discussing it at the Web Directions North conference, but we're still combing its hair and straightening its tie before we're ready to let you see it.
How does it work?
It's a combination of brilliant coding and Scandinavian voodoo magic ("Snowdoo"). If you want more details about the brilliant coding, you can read all about register-based bytecode, automatic object classification and native code generation on the Opera Core Concerns Blog. We're sworn to secrecy about the Snowdoo. By a
What does "Carakan" mean?
We thought about naming it "Unicorn-badger", "StackDonkey" or "Shouting Otter". But, we've chosen the name "Carakan" (pronounced "Jarakan"), which is the original alphabet from the Indonesian island of Java.
In other words, it's the purest Java Script. When you try it, you'll agree.