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Re: Web versions

From: Jacob Bachmeyer
Subject: Re: Web versions
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 21:15:56 -0500
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Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
2. Browsers do not offer POSIX API to JS/WebAssembly for very good reasons.

The other issue is that it wouldn't really be an operating system, if
it runs in a web browser.  Which kinda is the whol point of the GNU
project. :-)

The GNU project also provides some application software. Octave or Emacs, to name two examples, could usefully be offered as "run this in your browser" in addition to the regular native ports, but general lower performance and Web security policies are likely to make browser ports of packages like R and libGMP useful only as demonstrations.

-- Jacob

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