Performance Comparison of Mozilla 1.3 Beta and Safari v60

Friday February 14th, 2003

Mac bystander writes: "Interesting article comparing Mach-O Mozilla 1.3b on OS X to the new Safari beta. Sounds like the whole perf thing is not as clear-cut in that comparison as it is when comparing Safari to Chimera (off the 1.0 branch) or Netscape 7 (1.0 branch) on a broadband in-lab connection... ;)"

#39 Re: What is your point?

by bzbarsky

Sunday February 16th, 2003 4:58 PM

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It's not unusual except for being somewhat large. Not even that large, though.

My point was that I wanted to see how much of the difference in size between Mozilla and Safari is static and how much is dynamic. If you read the next comment below this set (not sure why it was not a reply under here) you will have seen the answer. The idea of that exercise is that it gives me and other Mozilla developers a better idea of what causes the memory footprint we would like to reduce.

I have to admit this is the first time I've been accused of trolling in a Mozilla-related conversation, though. It's a nice refreshing change from the usual friendly and reasonable discourse I encounter.