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Comment: Re:Evolution of PNaCL, asm.js (Score 2) 126 126

Everybody do most definitely not know that PNaCl is the way to go. PNaCl suffers from many difficult problems, such as being based on LLVM bitcode, which is not static, but is machine-specific and has undefined behaviour. The PNaCl team has put a huge amount of effort into working around those fundamental problems, with quite a bit of success, but it's still not in any way a very good solution.

wasm will take advantage of some of that work, it seems, but its bytecode will be more strictly defined and designed for the purpose, which will help a lot. wasm is much more based on asm.js, being at first just a binary encoding of it. That in itself is a huge improvement on the hacky way it was originally implemented, though.

Comment: Re:Here's a FAQ for slashdotters (Score 1) 126 126

In other words, it's exactly like Java

Point A: Unlike Java.

Point B: Depends on your definitions, but fairly unlike Java.

Point C: Unlike Java.

Point D: Unlike Java.

Point E: Unlike Java.

How you can be given five different ways that wasm is unlike Java and conclude that it is "exactly like Java" is not easily comprehended.

Comment: Re:SAVE US AND THE WEB FROM MOZILLA! (Score 2) 324 324

However, I think the point Anonymous Coward was making is that if it were reversed, and someone lost their job for supporting same sex marriage, you'd never hear the end of it.

First thing to remember is that this is not someone who lost their job, it's a boss being rejected by his employees. That is a very special and unusual kind of situation, where normal power relationships are inverted. You can't really say the person in question is being oppressed here.

So if a company rejected their boss for agreeing with same-sex marriage, if the rest of the company was by and whole against it, I wouldn't be happy about it, but I would not claim they had done anything morally wrong (beyond to whatever extent I think holding such an opinion is morally wrong).

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