[webkit-dev] Iterating SunSpider

Geoffrey Garen ggaren at apple.com
Tue Jul 7 20:50:38 PDT 2009

> I also don't buy your conclusion -- that if regular expressions  
> account for 1% of JavaScript time on the Internet overall, they need  
> not be optimized.
> I never said that.

You said the regular expression test was "most likely... the least  
relevant test" in SunSpider.

You said implementors' choice to optimize regular expressions because  
they were hot on SunSpider was "not what we want to encourage."

But maybe I misunderstood you. Do you think it was a good thing that  
SunSpider encouraged optimization of regular expressions? If so, do  
you think the same thing would have happened had SunSpider not used  
summation in calculating its scores?


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