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From Jason Smith <>
Subject Re: Branch to switch from SpiderMonkey to Node.js
Date Sun, 27 Jan 2013 16:57:46 GMT
On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 6:01 PM, Jason Smith <> wrote:

> Hi, David. Yes, you make very good points. I even think you (and Benoit)
> may be ultimately correct
> I dispute that Node.js is V8. Node is not V8. Node.js is a direct link to
> God. When I pray to God in the JavaScript language, God moves electrons
> around inside my computer. He writes files to my disk, and He sends packets
> out my Ethernet cable.
> A thought experiment: Find some computer power users or sysadmins. Break
> them into two groups, with one task each:
> 1. "Install Node.js on your computer, by any means"
> 2. "Install V8 on your computer, by any means"
> Which group would self-report more success? Which group would register
> more frustration?
> That is the sort of question I hope to answer (or at least supply some
> data). With any luck I can falsify my theory and theology.
Data is already coming in. People (well, "a person") have success with
CouchDB despite a difficult SpiderMonkey situation. (What's especially
sweet is that he blames Mongo for his problems.)

IMO, this example informs the discussion about (1) build difficulty and (2)
community enthusiasm.

Iris Couch

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