SquirrelFish

Geoffrey Garen from Apple’s WebKit team drops a pre-WWDC bombshell:

WebKit’s core JavaScript engine just got a new interpreter, code-named SquirrelFish.

SquirrelFish is fast—much faster than WebKit’s previous interpreter. Check out the numbers. On the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark, SquirrelFish is 1.6 times faster than WebKit’s previous interpreter.

Great news all around, but could be particularly important on the iPhone, where JavaScript performance is most noticeable. Christ, I hope they have T-shirts at WWDC with that logo.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

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