Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Feb 2009 20:08 UTC
Opera Software Opera has announced a new JavaScript engine. "Over the past few months, a small team of developers and testers have been working on implementing a new ECMAScript/JavaScript engine for Opera. When Opera's current ECMAScript engine, called Futhark, was first released in a public version, it was the fastest engine on the market. That engine was developed to minimize code footprint and memory usage, rather than to achieve maximum execution speed. This has traditionally been a correct trade-off on many of the platforms Opera runs on. The Web is a changing environment however, and tomorrow's advanced web applications will require faster ECMAScript execution, so we have now taken on the challenge to once again develop the fastest ECMAScript engine on the market."
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RE: old news
by johnnysaucepn on Thu 5th Feb 2009 21:27 UTC in reply to "old news"
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No, this is new news - which probably won't even be stable enough to go into 10.0.

It's a shame people make so much fuss over Javascript benchmarks - Opera is head and shoulders above anyone in rendering and UI performance, the things that actually matter right now.

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