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    Phoronix: Servo Eyes Enhancing Modularity For Different JavaScript Engines

    The Rust-based Servo web layout engine started by Mozilla that is now stewarded by the Linux Foundation and worked on by several different organizations is eyeing modularity support for its JavaScript integration. Currently Servo is closely tied to Mozilla's SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine but with a modularity push could see other options supported...

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    I wonder if this could be used as a guide on how to port V8 to Firefox.
    I'm not saying it should be done. But it is *interesting* how this small non-profit tries to compete with the biggest players, while all others gave up on their own development... I can totally see them switching to V8 or Blink or both for financial reasons...

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    • #3
      What about making a JavaScript engine in Rust too? JavaScript is often the cause of many security issues....

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      • #4
        Originally posted by timofonic View Post
        What about making a JavaScript engine in Rust too? JavaScript is often the cause of many security issues....
        There actually is a couple routes forward here. In the past boa was asked about. It's still very immature as a project https://github.com/boa-dev/boa but it could possibly be something that could be used.

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        • #5
          It's probably too late for Steam to replace the internal browser and UI engine of Steam from Chromium to Servo.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Quackdoc View Post
            There actually is a couple routes forward here. In the past boa was asked about. It's still very immature as a project https://github.com/boa-dev/boa but it could possibly be something that could be used.
            I have high hopes for Boa. Its ECMAScript conformance is already comparable to V8 and Spidermonkey. Its performance is another story, but the devs haven't started focusing on that yet.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by timofonic View Post
              What about making a JavaScript engine in Rust too? JavaScript is often the cause of many security issues....
              I just learned about this one, https://boajs.dev/, that someone pointed out in their tweet about this blog post.. I wouldn't expect any short term efforts, seems like an interesting project to follow...

              edit: Oh, Quackdoc was faster

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              • #8
                Here i was thinking that they would do their own js engine.
                Because it's kinda expected, as it is the critical part.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by byteabit View Post
                  It's probably too late for Steam to replace the internal browser and UI engine of Steam from Chromium to Servo.
                  I wouldnt say it's too late, it's not viable yet, but not too late.‚Äč

                  Originally posted by moltonel View Post

                  I have high hopes for Boa. Its ECMAScript conformance is already comparable to V8 and Spidermonkey. Its performance is another story, but the devs haven't started focusing on that yet.
                  I am sitting more or less in the exact same spot regarding this

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                  • #10
                    This is probably a stupid question, but why does a layout engine need to integrate with a JS engine in the first place? I know there's Ajax, but even that is just a collection of events.

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