Firefox 58 will come with a new streaming and tiering compiler for WebAssembly
In November last year, Mozilla introduced a completely overhauled core engine for Firefox in Firefox Quantum (version 57). The update was claimed to be by far the biggest update yet since Firefox’s launch by Mozilla. Mozilla boasted it to be twice as fast as Firefox was 6 months back then. It gets even better, with the upcoming Firefox 58 and its improved streaming compilation and a new two-tiered WebAssembly compiler.
Mozilla explains how it works:
The update also includes a 2 tiered compiler architecture for WebAssembly. Together with these two improvements, the new compiler will perform 10 to 15 times faster than the exisiting compiler. Firefox 58 compiles 30-60 megabytes of WebAssembly code per second on the desktop, while on mobile it can compile at 8 megabytes per second.
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