[webkit-dev] Iterating SunSpider
ggaren at apple.com
Tue Jul 7 15:58:55 PDT 2009
> Are you saying that you did see Regex as being such a high
> mixes of content for our tests.
I'm saying that I don't buy your claim that regular expression
I don't buy your premise -- that regular expressions are only 1% of
size is small, and, anecdotally, I've seen significant web
applications that make heavy use of regular expressions for parsing
I also don't buy your conclusion -- that if regular expressions
not be optimized.
First, generally, I think it's dubious to say that there's any major
important for all web apps to be fast in WebKit -- not just the ones
that do what's common overall. Third, we want to enable not only the
web applications of today, but also the web applications of tomorrow.
To some extent, I think you must agree with me, since v8 copied
benchmark copied SunSpider in including regular expressions as a test
I like SunSpider because of its balance. I think SunSpider, unlike
some other benchmarks, tends to encourage broad thinking about all the
between them, while discouraging tunnel vision. You can't just
implement fast integer math, or fast property access, and call it a
day on SunSpider. Instead, you need to consider many different
language features, and do them all well.
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