[webkit-dev] Tamarin VM inside WebKit

Zoltan Herczeg zherczeg at inf.u-szeged.hu
Mon Jan 26 13:10:12 PST 2009


>> Is there any plan to have the Tamarin
>> (http://www.mozilla.org/projects/tamarin
>>  ) inside WebKit?
> No.

well, that is a short answer :)

We did some experiments with Tamarin VM (NanoJIT compiler) as the JIT
engine for JavaScriptCore. We have implemented about two third of
SquirellFish instructions in NanoJIT LIR. Unfortunately, its speed was
somewhat slower than CTI (the current WebKit JIT engine), especially for
exception handling, so we decided to abandon that project. Now we focus on
native ARM JIT.


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