Browsers will replace Javascript with a VM as an standard way to run code.

Created by wslh on 2013-05-28; known on 2023-05-28

  • wslh estimated 100% on 2013-05-28
  • wslh changed their prediction from “Browsers will replace Javascript with VM as an standard way to run code.” on 2013-05-28
  • procran estimated 50% on 2013-06-02
  • procran said “Note that switching to another language which doesn’t use a VM would mean this production is false.on 2013-06-02
  • RandomThinker said “what if javascript runs in a VM, so it’s not replaced?on 2013-06-02
  • gwern said “this sounds very fragile to advanced techniques. what if browsers only accept JS, but like an ‘x86’ processor, the JS is interpreted to some new bytecode?on 2013-06-02
  • quanticle estimated 25% and said “It’s possible, but I don’t think it’s very likely. Mozilla’s asm.js is already down to .5x native speed, and it seems like there’s still more progress there.on 2013-06-03
  • a0c4a123f7 estimated 15% and said “I’d have expected a bytecode style solution letting any language be used to be an HTML 5 thing if done at allon 2013-06-10
  • quanticle estimated 75% and said “WebAssembly is coming.on 2015-06-25
  • Afforess estimated 75% on 2015-06-25
  • thompsonpaz said “<br><br><a href=""> blog </a><br><br>on 2015-11-17
  • quanticle estimated 40% and said “It looks like the Webassembly standard is gaining adherents. I think it’s more possible that browsers will replace their current JS runtimes with something that runs JS on a webassembly VM.on 2017-01-02

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