[webkit-dev] Regarding SquirrelFish Extreme JIT portability...

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Sun Sep 21 15:10:41 PDT 2008

On Sep 21, 2008, at 12:50 PM, Paul Pedriana wrote:

> In reading Maciej Stachowiak's page at
> http://webkit.org/blog/214/introducing-squirrelfish-extreme/, it talks
> about native code generation and platform support. I would like to  
> point
> out that some platforms do not allow runtime native code generation,
> either due to hardware restrictions or due to licensing requirements  
> of
> the hardware vendor. In either case it is usually due to
> security-related reasons. So the ability for JavaScript to continue to
> work indefinitely without native code generation would be necessary if
> it is to remain portable.

We're not planning to remove the non-JIT code path any time soon.


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