On Friday, 28 October 2022 at 16:03:07 UTC, Ali Çehreli wrote:>
On 10/27/22 15:11, Ola Fosheim Grøstad wrote:>
No. The argument was whether it makes sense to use Rust for
core engine of Firefox or not.
No. Your argument was about GC not being usable for such applications.
Which is the same thing. This was the context, Don implied that Mozilla could have used the builtin GC:
«If you think that the user experience would be any different if Mozilla used Go or D for the work they are doing with Firefox, then you and I just need to agree to disagree.»
They can't without affecting performance and resource usage. It is not competitive. It is possible, but not workable.> >
Do they use the regular D GC all the way?
Hence the file system example had nothing to do with argument about using the standard GC. Everybody here knows that you can use D as a C/C++ replacement with no GC. But if you remove the GC then there is no point to the argument as then you don't have a significantly lower cost than you get by using Rust.> > >
As I've shown above, it is possible and workable.
I have absolutely no idea what you are referring to here.
I was quoting you. You said "It is possible, but not workable."
It is possible with the GC, but not workable, i.e. Firefox would not be competitive against Chrome.>
Fine with me as long as you don't argue that a run-of-the-mill GC (e.g. the one in D) cannot be used to write a browser.
It is possible, but not workable…
That's just reality. You have to do better than the most used browser for there to be any point to even start on such a venture.