Tracemonkey to Boost JavaScript Performance in Firefox 3.1

Posted by sakgarg on Aug 25, 2008 9:04 PM EDT
OStatic; By Reuven Lerner
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All of the libraries in the world can't take away from the fact that JavaScript has long been seen as something of a slowpoke. This didn't matter much when JavaScript "applications" were several dozen lines long. But when your word processor, photo editor, or photo-sharing application is written in JavaScript, you really want to be sure that the language is running at top speed.

It was thus with a great deal of excitement and promise that several JavaScript developers announced late last week that a new JavaScript engine, known as "Tracemonkey," is already in the nightly developer releases, and that it will be a part of Firefox 3.1 when it is released. The Tracemonkey engine is dramatically faster than the existing JavaScript engine, with some actions running 20 times faster.

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