[webkit-dev] Webkit JavaScript question

Zoltan Herczeg zherczeg at inf.u-szeged.hu
Fri May 22 11:36:11 PDT 2009


I don't think so. It is not worth to do it on a desktop pc since
interpreter is always slower than JIT. However, the story is different for
embedded systems, when they enter low-memory mode. We made some
experiments before, and it seems possible to switch between jit and
interpreter, but I am not sure that the community is interested in such


>> The last step depends on the architecture (supported or not) and C++
>> compiler directives. If JIT is enabled (see wtf/Platform.h), it always
>> generates machine code. Otherwise an interpreter executes the byte code.
>> A
>> mixed environment (both jit and interpreter) is not yet supported.
> Are there plans for that ? Mozilla's TraceMonkey supports triggering
> JIT execution at runtine already, iirc.
> --
> --Antonio Gomes

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