Posted Aug 10, 2012 20:05 UTC (Fri) by ibukanov (subscriber, #3942)
In reply to: Day: GNOME OS by mathstuf
Parent article: Day: GNOME OS
Surely C++ brought a lot of nice things like templates and destructors for automated cleanup significantly simplifying the code in SpiderMonkey. However, a significant compilation time increase also meant that hardware that developers use is way beyond capabilities of the most computers where Firefox runs. So it is much harder to extrapolate the effect of changes that looks nice on fastest CPU during development to the hardware that users will face.