README.txt
author Jan de Mooij <jdemooij@mozilla.com>
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 10:50:04 +0000
changeset 453631 cfa1c48c717048f00eb4811b5719cd716eb1e5b3
parent 442545 480b34db3172d2456b619681d4a05216221066f0
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Bug 1518753 part 5 - Stop using JSProtoKey for initial shapes. r=tcampbell I added this optimization in bug 1299107 to share more shapes across compartments. Unfortunately this doesn't play well with same-compartment realms (ICs can misbehave) because it relies on compartments being isolated from each other. I think we should remove this optimization: * Fixing the IC issue is impossible without deoptimizing everything. * I added it mainly for chrome globals. The shared-JSM-global work has eliminated the need for this there. * Same-compartment realms win memory back by eliminating CCWs etc. * It's quite a lot of complicated code. Differential Revision: https://phabricator.services.mozilla.com/D16170

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