[self-interest] Getting someone to port Self

Russell Allen mail at russell-allen.com
Mon Sep 22 05:18:31 UTC 2008

Javascript is still single-threaded isn't it? Or has V8 changed that?


On Mon, 22 Sep 2008 14:49:48 +1000, Toby Ovod-Everett  
<toby at ovod-everett.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 10:03:20AM -0700, Michael Latta wrote:
>> In any case you may find a much better fit with the new javascript VMs
>> that are coming out of webkit and FireFox.  They are very high
>> performance, and do not have the strong typing basis that both the JVM
>> and CLR assume.  Other than syntax javascript is very compatible with
>> self in its concepts.
> Speaking of JavaScript, did anyone notice the reference to Self in the  
> design
> docs for V8?  V8 is the new JavaScript engine that Google wrote for  
> Chrome.
> See http://code.google.com/apis/v8/design.html . :-)  Hmmm.  V8 is Open
> Source, and is portable to a number of platforms.  It's pulling ideas  
> from
> Self in order to get Self-like speeds in a prototyped language.  Might  
> be a
> good match . . .
> --Toby Ovod-everett

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