About removing Beanshell/Javascript (Rhino) ?

Tomaž Vajngerl quikee at gmail.com
Sun Jan 23 00:57:26 UTC 2022


On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 9:35 PM Ilmari Lauhakangas <
ilmari.lauhakangas at libreoffice.org> wrote:

> Indeed, there are engines better suited for embedding, but then the
> question becomes how well they keep up with all the new features
> introduced into JS standard each year.
> QuickJS[0] appeared on the scene in 2019 and caused a lot of excitement
> due to the nice support for new JS features. However, it has remained as
> more of a "man throws code over the wall occasionally" type of project.
> Duktape[1] is lagging behind in the latest JS features, but is still
> actively developed, is used by many projects[2] and has a very good
> Linux packaging coverage[3]. One widely-deployed project currently
> adopting Duktape is polkit[4] (moving away from mozjs).
Probably it is better to invest into integrating a WebAssembly runtime like
Wasmer. Not only would we get JS but also support for a bunch of other
languages and have support for a platform independent binary execution

Regards, Tomaž
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