Google's V8 JavaScript Engine Hits Version 5.0
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 15 March 2016 at 08:40 AM EDT. Add A Comment
The Chrome 50 web-browser will usher in the stable build of V8 5.0 as its JavaScript engine.

Version 5.0 of the V8 JavaScript engine features improved ECMAScript 2015 support with regexp unicode flags and regexp customization hooks, performance improvements for ES2015 and ES5 features, and changes to the V8 API.

If you want to learn more about the V8 5.0 JavaScript engine, see today's announcement. V8 5.0 will have a stable build when Chrome 50 is ready for release.

Also significant is the announcement today of experimental V8 support for WebAssembly.
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