Bug 170380

Summary: WebAssembly: make our implementation closer to the metal, for speed
Product: WebKit Reporter: JF Bastien <jfbastien>
Component: JavaScriptCoreAssignee: JF Bastien <jfbastien>
Severity: Normal CC: buildbot, fpizlo, ggaren, jfbastien, keith_miller, mark.lam, msaboff, sbarati
Priority: P2    
Version: WebKit Nightly Build   
Hardware: Unspecified   
OS: Unspecified   
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 159775    
Description Flags
𝔚𝔢𝔟𝔄𝔰𝔰𝔢𝔪𝔟𝔩𝔶.patch none

Description JF Bastien 2017-04-01 00:00:06 PDT
𝔚𝔢𝔟𝔄𝔰𝔰𝔢𝔪𝔟𝔩𝔶 should be 𝔪𝔢𝔱𝔞𝔩. Being 𝔪𝔢𝔱𝔞𝔩 and 𝔩𝔬𝔴-𝔩𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔩 makes us FAST.
Comment 1 JF Bastien 2017-04-01 00:00:50 PDT
Created attachment 306041 [details]

This should make 𝔚𝔢𝔟𝔄𝔰𝔰𝔢𝔪𝔟𝔩𝔶 much faster.
Comment 2 Build Bot 2017-04-01 00:02:50 PDT
Attachment 306041 [details] did not pass style-queue:

ERROR: Source/JavaScriptCore/ChangeLog:1:  ChangeLog entry has no bug number  [changelog/bugnumber] [5]
Total errors found: 1 in 79 files

If any of these errors are false positives, please file a bug against check-webkit-style.
Comment 3 Saam Barati 2017-04-01 11:34:19 PDT
Comment on attachment 306041 [details]

Comment 4 JF Bastien 2017-04-03 09:26:37 PDT
It's unfortunate that GTK and Windows builds do not support 𝔩𝔬𝔴-𝔩𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔩 and 𝔪𝔢𝔱𝔞𝔩 code, when MacOS and iOS do. I guess we'll have to give up some of our potential performance edge for the sake of maintainability.

I'll revisit this idea exactly a year from when I originally proposed it.