asm.js: a highly optimizable compilation target
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The article Surprise! Mozilla can produce near-native performance on the Web by Peter Bright (Ars Technica) takes a (very) early look at
asm.js, a compilation target that the Mozilla foundation is pushing as a way to bring high-performance C++/C applications (read: games) to browsers.
While the results so far are quite positive, there are still a few issues to address:
- asm.js scripts are currently quite large; Chrome would barely run them at all and even Firefox needed to be restarted every once in a while. Guess which browser handled the scripts with aplomb? That’s right: IE10