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Update SpiderMonkey version #1875

janl opened this Issue Jan 25, 2019 · 0 comments


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janl commented Jan 25, 2019

Follow up for: #1334

Very WIP branch here:

The plan roughly is to bring our SM dependencies to a new release, which means rewriting a bunch of our C/C++ goop that binds SM to our CLI tool.

The newer version will not accept CouchDB-style function declaration as-is, but there are two options to deal with this:

  1. the Chakra work included an auto-AST transform thinger to adjust things to we maintain backwards compatibility.
  2. we bite the BC bullet, because the impact is mostly theoretical.

Benefits: faster js, modern JS language features, fewer packaging woes.

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