Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th May 2009 09:21 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Mozilla & Gecko clones The boys and girls of the Mozilla project have taken the wraps off the beta for Prism 1.0. Prism is a technology which blurs the boundaries between the web and the desktop, allowing you to approach web sites as if they were ordinary desktop applications. Prism is cross-platform, and runs on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.
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RE[5]: Comment by Laurence
by thecwin on Tue 12th May 2009 15:14 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Laurence"
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TraceMonkey seems quite competitive with Python:

I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss it. JavaScript hasn't been considered a "real" language until recently, but it's not all that far from Python in reality.. dynamic languages on the whole aren't hugely fast when compared to statically typed ones (C#, Java).

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