Apple added special instructions to deal with JavaScript’s stupidity. Why, why do people continue to use this abomination of a language?

@fahrni so it isn’t Apple but ARM doing this. And considering how much you use things written in JavaScript why would you decry it?

@BillSaysThis It's would've been better if they didn't have to put special instructions in the silicon to deal with it, that's all. Bad design decision in the early JavaScript days and now folks are doing workarounds at the chip level.

@fahrni you have to remember JavaScript was created in like a week or so and the creators never expected it to be what it became.

@BillSaysThis Yes. I'm definitely aware of that history, which is totally amazing to me. Quite a technical accomplishment.

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