Firefox's Next JavaScript Engine Will Borrow From WebKit

Mozilla's home-brewed JavaScript engine for its Firefox browsers, TraceMonkey, has impressed us before, but in the raw benchmark game, it's starting to fall behind its competitors. To up its game, Firefox's developers are building a new engine, dubbed J├ĄgerMonkey.

Ars Technica writes that the new compiler uses some open-source WebKit code to get the job done, including parts of Apple's just-in-time compiler. Promising news — though it's worth noting that at the moment Opera seems to hold the crown on JavaScript execution.

David Mandelin, Ars Technica


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