[whatwg] Web Workers
bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Thu Jul 22 00:30:55 PDT 2010
On 7/22/10 3:21 AM, Ryan Heise wrote:
>> Note also that said engines are removing said support for various
>> reasons (performance penalties are a large part of it).
> Clearly, it has been shown possible to implement threads efficiently in
> other languages
The current browser competitive landscape is such that a 2% difference
in benchmark times ends up exaggerated completely out of proportion by
the marketing and the "journalists" that so love to republish press
Even an efficient implementation of threading will give you more ovehead
than that, typically.
> and so I do wonder how the decision processes of those
> VM developers might be affected if the spec where changed to mandate
They're probably ignore the spec, just like other specs that don't have
buy-in from the people they're supposed to be binding on have been
ignored in the past....
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