[whatwg] Java language bindings for HTML5

Shiki Okasaka shiki at google.com
Tue May 25 21:02:11 PDT 2010

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 9:09 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
> On 5/21/10 1:34 AM, Shiki Okasaka wrote:
>> * backward binary compatibility: the application programs developed
>> with the former SDKs should run with browsers as long as browsers
>> retain the required features for ECMAScript.
> Gecko has this now for DOM interfaces, mostly.  It's a noticeable
> performance and memory penalty, especially as features need to be added, due
> to the way it's implemented right now on top of C++ vtables.  As Benjamin
> mentioned, we will most likely stop doing this by default for the core DOM
> interfaces.  Someone could still provide a stable ABI in some form of C++
> binding, but it's not clear to me that we plan to do that ourselves.
>  Patches accepted, probably.

Thanks for the comment, Boris. I guess a solution would be somewhere
between the ABI like this one and NPAPI. Have you blogged about new
ideas? If so, I would appreciate the pointers.

 - Shiki

> -Boris

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