Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Aug 2010 21:03 UTC, submitted by suka
Mozilla & Gecko clones In a recent interview with derStandard.at Mozilla's Chris Blizzard talks about the rising competition by Google Chrome, the evolution of the web platform and the prospects for WebM. He also promises that Firefox 4 will be "one generation ahead" of other browsers in relation to Javascript speed.
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RE: Really?
by Gusar on Wed 18th Aug 2010 22:42 UTC in reply to "Really?"
Gusar
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2010-07-16

Keyword "yet".
There are plenty of bugs open in mozilla's bugzilla that describe what needs to be done to speed up JS in Firefox. Who knows if it'll be possible to do all that for Firefox 4.0, but it shows they do know what needs work.
Also, your link shows both engines (TraceMonkey and JaegerMonkey) separate. The plan is to use both engines together, each doing what it does best. This page shows it: http://arewefastyet.com/?machine=6
Getting the heuristics right will be one of the difficult parts, but you can see the progress in the v8bench results.

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