Articles tagged "v8"
Machine learning and compiler optimization
Compilers use a heuristic function that predicts whether inlining will be beneficial. This seems like the kind of problem that machine learning was born to solve.
A tour of V8: Garbage Collection
In this article, I reveal the secrets of V8's garbage collector! Tagged pointers, generational collection, incremental marking, and parallel sweeping are demystified!
A tour of V8: Crankshaft, the optimizing compiler
Crankshaft is V8's optimizing compiler. Once unoptimized code has been running for a while, V8 identifies hot functions and recompiles them with Crankshaft, greatly improving performance.
A tour of V8: object representation
A tour of V8: full compiler