Posted Oct 17, 2008 9:51 UTC (Fri) by khim
In reply to: Linux now an equal Flash player (Linux-Watch)
Parent article: Linux now an equal Flash player (Linux-Watch)
supports IA-32 and ARM while TraceMonkey supports IA-32, x86-64 and ARM.
Why not write them in CPU-agnostic way? Speed. All dynamic compilers
are limited in this way. Sun spent few years developing x86-64 JIT for Java
and it's still not as robust as IA-32 one. And this is were x86-64 is
NEEDED (Java is big in Enterprise and so huge memory is not just "good to
have" feature). With Flash x86-64 is NOT NEEDED. At all. You just
don't write Enterprise systems in Flash. Why you are so eager to say
"incompetence" where outcome can be readily explained by common sense?
I'm pretty sure there are small group of developers who are porting AS3
to x86-64, but since priority of this project is close to zero... And it's
easy to understand why: 64bit flash will be NEEDED 10-15 years down the
road - when systems will be big enough and fash enough to process 2GB of
stuff in a second... Long time, no need to rush...
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