[Vm-dev] [VM-dev] Can we be a JavaScript engine?

Clément Bera bera.clement at gmail.com
Tue Feb 20 15:04:57 UTC 2018

On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 3:56 PM, Denis Kudriashov <dionisiydk at gmail.com>

> Hi.
> It is just a question from the space :)
> I wonder, can we be a JavaScript engine? Like replacing nodeJs with
> Pharo/Squeak.
> I imagine that JS prototypes can be easily supported by anonymous classes.
> What is missing?

Not really. Efficient prototypes requires deep VM changes in memory
representation of objects.

> Best regards,
> Denis

Clément Béra
Pharo consortium engineer
Bâtiment B 40, avenue Halley 59650 Villeneuve d'Ascq
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