👷🏽♀️ JS features
- Object.hasOwn is shipping in Firefox 92.
- Support for class static blocks has been enabled by default in Firefox 93.
Intl.NumberFormatv3 proposal has been implemented in Firefox 93.
- The Intl enumeration proposal has been implemented in Firefox 93.
- We’ve done some work towards Memory64 support.
- The final JS API for Wasm exceptions has been implemented.
- We added support for
WebAssembly.Functionfrom the js-types proposal.
- We changed unaligned floating point accesses on 32-bit ARM to not use signal handlers.
- Wasm code is now much faster and uses less memory when the debugger is used.
memory.copyare now optimized with SIMD instructions.
- We now print better error messages to the console for asm.js
Stencil is our project to create an explicit interface between the frontend (parser, bytecode emitter) and the rest of the VM, decoupling those components. This lets us improve web-browsing performance, simplify a lot of code and improve bytecode caching.
- We’ve rewritten our implementation of self-hosted code (builtins implemented in JS) to be based on the stencil format instead of cloning from a special zone. This has resulted in significant memory and performance improvements.
- We’re making changes to function delazification to later allow doing this off-thread.
- We hardened XDR decoding more against memory/disk corruption.
🌍 Unified Intl implementation
Work is underway to unify the Intl (Internalization) code in SpiderMonkey and the rest of Gecko as a shared
mozilla::intl component. This results in less code duplication and will make it easier to migrate from the ICU library to ICU4X in the future.
ReShape is a project to optimize and simplify our object layout and property representation after removing TI. This will help us fix some long-standing issues related to performance, memory usage and code complexity.
- We converted uses of object private slots to reserved slots and then removed private slots completely. This allowed us to optimize reserved slots.
- We changed function objects to use reserved slots instead of a custom C++ layout.
- We saved some memory by storing only the shape instead of an object for object literals.
- We changed the shape teleporting optimization to avoid a performance cliff and to be simpler.
- We changed global objects to use a C++ class instead of hundreds of reserved slots.
- We optimized object allocation, especially for plain objects, array objects and functions because these are so common.
🧹 Garbage Collection
- We now avoid marking and sweeping arenas for permanent atoms.
- We simplified the GC threshold code. This resulted in a number of performance improvement alerts.
- We simplified the GC allocation code for strings.
- We made some changes to the way slice budgets are calculated to reduce jank caused by long GC pauses.
- We fixed an issue with JIT code discarding heuristics that caused frequent OOMs in automation on 32-bit platforms.
- We tidied up our meta bugs in Bugzilla. We now have a tree of meta bugs.
- We optimized
Setoperations in the JITs.
- We fixed a number of correctness issues with
super, class return values, private methods and date parsing.
- We now auto-generate more LIR boilerplate code.
- A new contributor, sanketh, added an option to use fdlibm for more
Mathfunctions to get consistent results across platforms and to avoid fingerprinting.
- We removed a lot of unnecessary includes.