Javascript 1.5 Release Candidate

Sunday March 19th, 2000

Robert Ginda wrote in to tell us that Javascript 1.5 is now in the Release Candidate stage. Click here to read the newsgroup announcement.

If you are interested in the Javascript-in-C implementation (aka SpiderMonkey), you can click here to visit the SpiderMonkey page, or click here to download the tarball of the 1.5 RC SpiderMonkey code. Also be sure to check out the C Engine Embedder's Guide.

If you are interested in the Java implementation of the Javascript interpreter (aka Rhino, after the O'Reilly book), click here to visit the Rhino page, and here to download the zipped Rhino 1.5 RC package.

Javascript 1.5 is compliant with ECMA-262 revision 3. To read more, visit's Javascript 1.5 page.

#13 Re: Stand-alone JS-Engine?

by rginda

Tuesday March 21st, 2000 5:46 PM

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The js shell is here: <…monkey/source/js/src/js.c>

Alternatley, the xpcshell: <…onnect/shell/xpcshell.cpp> is a JavaScript shell with access to xpcom components, so you can create nsIFile objects, etc.

xpcshell is built by default in debug mozilla builds, while the js shell is only built with stand-alone js. Directions for building stand-alone JavaScript can be found on the spidermonkey page.