[Python-ideas] Javascript Destructuring Assignment

Josiah Carlson jcarlson at uci.edu
Tue Mar 6 19:25:30 CET 2007

"Jason Orendorff" <jason.orendorff at gmail.com> wrote:
> To me, the interesting development on the JavaScript front is Tamarin,
> the new JavaScript VM contributed by Adobe.  Tamarin contains a
> just-in-time compiler.
> I don't know how many people here have seriously looked at the
> JavaScript engine, but it's not *that* different from Python.  I know
> compiling to machine code has been discussed here, and the consensus
> is that it's not worth it.  I'm wondering: how can this be right for
> JavaScript and wrong for Python?  Is Mozilla making a mistake?

For reference: psyco is a JIT compiler for Python, and I believe PyPy
has a JIT compiler (or possibly could, as I believe it has a backend for
LLVM, what is used to generate object code in GCC/G++).

 - Josiah

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