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Re: suggestion - RJavaScript

From: David Rajchenbach-Teller <David.Teller@mlstate.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 15:25:48 +0100
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
Message-Id: <CF92CD2E-99CF-4DD8-B8BF-C760C2A05FBD@mlstate.com>
To: inhahe <inhahe@gmail.com>
FWIW, there have been discussions on related topics on the ECMAscript  
2 mailing-lists.
FWIW also, the JIT-compiling engines give impressive results on  
projects that don't take advantage [too often] of highly-dynamic  
features.

My personal take on this would be to not pursue this question too much  
and let the ECMAScript teams do their best.

Cheers,
  David

On Dec 4, 2009, at 11:58 AM, inhahe wrote:

> forgive me if my post is off-track, i just discovered this w3o applet
> initiative exists and haven't read much of it yet.
>
> My proposal is for an extension to JavaScript, perhaps called  
> RJavaScript.
>
> RJavaScript would be a subset of the JavaScript language, which
> doesn't support some of its more dynamic features (prototype-based
> programming, dynamic typing, and hash table lookups for attributes
> might be candidates).  My understanding is that JavaScript's
> particular level of dynamicm makes it virtually impossible to execute
> it at competitive speeds with other languages, like C#, Java or C++,
> even with the new JIT-compiling JavaScript engines.  For any task that
> needs to be executed particularly fast, that part of the program could
> then written in an RJavaScript block (hopefully as an extension to
> JavaScript syntax, not as a new SCRIPT tag type option, to make it
> easier to intermix the two language types).
>

-- 
David Rajchenbach-Teller
  Head of R&D
  MLstate
Received on Saturday, 5 December 2009 14:29:20 GMT

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