Talk:V8 (JavaScript engine)

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External links[edit]

http://code.google.com/p/v8/ returns 403 Forbidden but http://code.google.com/p/v9/ returns 404 Not Found. This link should be live shortly so leaving it here for now even if broken for a few hours. samj (talk) 10:27, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

http://code.google.com/p/v8/ is now online Raffaele.castagno (talk) 13:22, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

http://code.google.com/p/v8/ returned 500 on 18 April 2011. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.248.214.168 (talk) 03:00, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

Origin of name V8?[edit]

Anyone knows how it got its name "V8"? Is it V8 like in "car-engines"? Or V8 like in "version 8"? Or...? Would be nice to have it explained the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.251.192.97 (talk) 15:22, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Article name[edit]

The engine is called V8, right? Not V8 JavaScript engine? So shouldn't the article rather be named V8 (JavaScript engine)? — Northgrove 08:31, 19 September 2008 (UTC)

Moved. Joshua Issac (talk) 21:16, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
Is V8 an engine or only an interpreter? I mean, chrome uses also webcore/JavaScriptCore as engine and only v8 as interpreter (and safari SquirrelFish/Extreme...), or am I wrong? ~~
V8 is Chrome's JavaScript engine. In all release builds of both Chrome and Chromium, V8 does all the JavaScript execution. The source tree does include JavaScriptCore, but is only enabled if the compilation is specifically configured to do so. This is done for the purposes of comparison between the two engines. Any binary you get from an official source, whether it be Chrome or Chromium, uses only V8 to parse and execute JavaScript. And technically, V8 is not an interpreter as it only executes machine code generated from JavaScript. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 151.199.93.253 (talk) 01:55, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

First Version Published, Sep 02, 2008[edit]

per http://code.google.com/p/v8/downloads/detail?name=benchmarks-v1.zip&can=2&q=

24.215.141.142 (talk) 00:52, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

Project rating[edit]

I re-rated - javascript is the new platform (and this is the fastest and most used engine) - I'm only not rating top due to range given by others (low, mid) Widefox; talk 14:27, 5 April 2013 (UTC)