Firefox engine speeds past Chrome after Jager shot
Mozilla claims (a) SunSpider crown
Director of community development Asa Dotzler made the claim on Monday morning with a blog post.
Mozilla tracks its latest benchmark numbers for its revamped engine here:
With Firefox 4 — now in beta — TraceMonkey will still look to convert loops, but when it can't, JaegerMonkey will convert entire methods into assembly. This new method JIT compiler uses the Nitro assembler from Apple’s open source WebKit project, the same assembler used by Google Chrome and Apple Safari. ®
Which makes this news farcical.
My car is also the fastest car in the world. I tested it myself against a Sinclair C5, a Mini Metro running on most of it's cylinders, and a Fiat 500.
I couldn't lay my hands on a Enzo, so I didn't bother testing it against that.
When will El-Reg report this then?
As clearly vendor benchmarking is the flavor of the month.
pure JS speed isn't really important on regular websites, but to advanced web-apps and especially games... particularly with HTML5. Decent games will be more viable in pure JS/HTML5 at this time, and need performance to compete against Flash.