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Re: Web versions

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: Web versions
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 09:22:56 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.0.6 (2021-03-06)

* Jacob Bachmeyer <> [2021-03-17 05:16]:
> 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.

Webassembly's performance is according to the reference about 10% less
than native.

In the sense I don't think that argument "lower performance" stands

I would like to have Emacs in Webassembly. Somebody is already working
in that direction with Emacs fork:

Regarding "web security policies, I would not know what it means.

If there is Emacs in Webassembly, it gives me freedom to operate my
business remotely. Security is provided by SSL and username/password
related to the database that I would access.


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