Surfin’ Safari: Announcing SquirrelFish

by Volker Weber

WebKit’s core JavaScript engine just got a new interpreter, code-named SquirrelFish.

SquirrelFish is fast—much faster than WebKit’s previous interpreter. Check out the numbers. On the SunSpider JavaScript benchmark, SquirrelFish is 1.6 times faster than WebKit’s previous interpreter.

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Is it bad that I find articles like this on Surfin’ Safari really interesting?

(Oh, and they use my kind of graphs: Longer bars are better)


Ben Poole, 2008-06-03

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