Sunday, October 21, 2012 9:11:13 AM
is closer than i expected.
, a joint project with Mozilla, announced
year ago, is soon to be integrated into Firefox.http://smallcultfollowing.com/babysteps/blog/2012/10/10/rivertrail/
It implements new Array-like type (yeah, just like Typed Arrays) which has couple of extra constraints (pure functions, no holes in array, uniform values/objects), but in reward you get few new methods
and automatic parallelization
! So, when you'll call yourParallelArray.map - the engine will try to automatically use as much threads/cores as it can, even executing it on GPU, but your code will look the same as single core code.
Monday, August 27, 2012 2:36:46 PM
When a browser suddenly shows 3 times better results that its closest competitor, people will either dish it as blatant self-promotion (see user comments on most of tech news sites) OR dig deeper.
Alon Zakai from Mozilla provides some insights:https://hacks.mozilla.org/2012/08/no-single-benchmark-for-the-web/
TL;DR: its same old synthetic v8 + at least 3 of 5 new real-web tests finetuned
for Chrome. (GB emulator uses ROM with 3d effects instead of game, C++toJS is done with Mandreel instead of Emscripten, Box2D port is not the best or most popular port)
not only does Chrome have trouble running the Emscripten version quickly, but that benchmark also exposes a bug in Chrome where the tab consistently crashes when the benchmark is reloaded
i loled hard.
The initial load though is not what I think should be measured. Octane in my opinion does not run the GB-EMU test long enough for runtime performance to be measured over initial compilation time. This is what I'm afraid of: browsers trying to aim for initial compilation speed instead performance of the script running for hours on end.
Saturday, May 26, 2012 7:34:10 PM
can you say what this code does ? before or after execution ?
Saturday, May 26, 2012 7:13:31 PM
"hell, its about time"
thanx to Jason Orendorff, who did it.
p.s.: i guess we also need to thank Annotated ES5 ( http://es5.github.com/
) for paving the road to it.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8:28:52 PM
proven by Microsoft Powerpoint
(c) Tim Sweeney, Epic, creator of Unreal Engine http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/169845/the_future_according_to_epics_tim_.php?page=2
Sunday, April 29, 2012 11:43:51 PM
- They offer language features that make some sorts of programs a little bit easier to write, but don’t make an order of magnitude difference in expressive power.
thank you, internet.