[rescue] Mozilla Firefox

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at zill.net
Wed Apr 21 21:12:15 CDT 2004

On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 08:58:09PM -0400, Joshua Boyd wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 06:41:19PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> > >But really... why should *any* browser use more than around 32MB?
> > >What on Earth are they doing?
> >   In the case of Mozilla, its entire user interface is built from 
> > compiled-in, run-time-interpreted JavaScript.  It's like some kid 
> > decided he wanted to show off how "clever" he was.  Fucking morons.
> That's still no excuse.  Writing the GUI in a scripting language
> shouldn't take all that much RAM.  Writing it all in a scripting
> language especially shouldn't lend itself to memory leaks (unless the
> language is bad or the implementation is bad).

True.  A long time ago a guy wrote a browser in TCL/TK.  It ran in
just a few MB of RAM.


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