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George Greer
September 15, 2011 15:56
Re: web view of perl5 git repo
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On Thu, 15 Sep 2011, Nicholas Clark wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 01:08:21PM -0400, Jesse Vincent wrote:
>> On Sep 12, 2011, at 12:02 PM, David Cantrell wrote:
>>> If you go here in a browser:
>>> and then try to search for an author:
>>> then you get back some broken XHTML, which at least some browsers (eg my
>>> Firefox 3.6) can't render:
>> I had no idea they were still doing security updates for 3.6, but they are. FWIW, newer firefoxes deal just fine with it.
> I'm considering an "upgrade" to Firefox 3.6, as I'm fed up with how the
> later versions are so profligate with RAM. I'm *not* running CromeOS -
> there are things I want to on my machine in addition to running a
> webbrowser.

Whenever I've looked at "about:memory" it seems like the Javascript engine 
takes more than half of the memory.  For example, my Firefox right now is 
951.74MB "explicit" (total-ish) with 540.92MB (56.83%) as "js". 
Runner-up is "heap-unclassified" at 260.32MB (27.74%) with "layout" a 
distant 4th at 39.31MB (4.19%).

I'm tempted to go turn off everything matching /^javascript.*jit/ in 
about:config because once I start swapping the performance of the 
Javascript is the least of my worries. Although you could say they made 
the same space/time trade-off as Perl.

(My experience with Chrome isn't much better from a memory standpoint.)

> Or maybe I should start browsing the web with emacs - at least in comparison
> it's parsimonious with memory.

Links (v2) has graphics and Javascript nowadays.  It's the "links2" 
package in Ubuntu or at <>. Guess 
I'll go see how usable it is, just for kicks.

George Greer

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