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Archive for January, 2009

Seven things you may not know about me

I’ve been tagged by bsmedberg: Rules Link back to your original tagger and list the rules in your post. Share seven facts about yourself. Tag some (seven?) people by leaving names and links to their blogs. Let them know they’ve been tagged. Seven Things I hail from the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, where the current […]

Static Analysis Newslets

And, now that I’m posting again, I should offer a little news about other recent events. Jason Orendorff has successfully used Treehydra and a few GCC attribute annotations to add a read barrier to the JS frame pointer in TraceMonkey. I’m not exactly sure what that means myself, but I think the idea is this: […]

A History of Insanity in the Age of x86

It’s been a long time since i’ve blogged–I’ve been pretty deep in coding mode. But bug 471822 has been fixed, and it’s time to celebrate with a post. Bug 471822 is a TraceMonkey performance regression on SunSpider of about 70 ms or so that Andreas Gal noticed recently. And it was worse than a simple […]