[Python-ideas] Python 3000 TIOBE -3%
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Thu Feb 9 20:23:56 CET 2012
On Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 11:08 AM, Sturla Molden <sturla at molden.no> wrote:
> On 09.02.2012 19:50, Masklinn wrote:
>> I don't think I've seen a serious refcounted JS implementation in the last
>> decade. , although it is possible that JS runtimes have localized usage
>> of references and reference-counted resources. AFAIK all modern JS
>> runtimes are JITed which probably does not mesh well with refcounting.
>> In any case, V8 (Chrome's runtime) uses a stop-the-world generational
>> GC for sure,
> And Chrome uses one *process* for each tab, right? Is there a reason Chrome
> does not use one thread for each tab, such as security?
Stability and security. If something goes wrong/rogue, the effects are
reasonably isolated to the individual tab in question. And they can
use OS resource/privilege limiting APIs to lock down these processes
as much as possible.
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