Thursday, January 27, 2011

Trying out Google V8

Jeena pointed out today that Google V8 may be a good alternative to SpiderMonkey, and it indeed seems so. In short, here is how we can implement callbacks in JS->Erl using erlv8 I have forked the repo Jeena hosts on GitHub to one I host, while playing with V8.

Time Report
Jan 26, we had a meeting between 13-15, so 2 hours
I worked with V8 between 00.30-02.00, so 1.5 hours
In total: 3.5 hours.

5 comments:

  1. Yeah, I had major headaches today while I tried to implement exposing our host object to JavaCcript in a good and convinient way.

    ttepasse added a link to a example where sone guy uses proxy-inception in Firefox 4 beta (spidermonkey) the way I would like our API to work, it is not implemented in V8 that way (yet).

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  2. I read some of ttpasse's second article as well.. Isn't this what we want for V8?

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  3. Oh.. Seems like that was for node.js..

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  4. can erlv8 run on windows ???

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  5. @john, I didn't encounter any note saying it wouldn't, but I didn't try either. We switched over to erlang_js which uses SpiderMonkey instead and this project explicitly states that erlang_js does not run on windows.

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