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Fuck JavaScript - Silnith’s Lair

Mar. 10th, 2016

09:00 pm - Fuck JavaScript

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I am so sick and tired of every website I ever try to visit demanding that I let it run tons of arbitrary unknown code on my computer before it will show me static text. It is entirely unnecessary, 99% of what I see is just over-complicated veneer over the exact same functionality that plain HTML provided in 1997. And worse, the damn interpreted JavaScript that mimics code the browser already contains also slows down my browser by an order of magnitude as it goes through the heavyweight process of parsing the JavaScript, generating machine code for it, loading that code and then executing it; tons of memory and CPU time that is utterly wasted because what the script is doing is the same as what the browser could have done with already-loaded native code, only without all the nice features provided by modern systems such as internationalization and localization, focus control, integration with assistive technology, and so on. And worst of all, apparently Firefox cannot handle paging all of this used memory (despite my having enough RAM that paging is completely unnecessary) so whenever I try to actually use this "dynamic functionality", my entire browser window locks up completely for either a second or a minute, no clue which it will be.

Fuck you, Web Developers. I hate you and everything you do.

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From:attickah
Date:March 11th, 2016 05:44 pm (UTC)
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Fuck you, Web Developers. I hate you and everything you do.

<-- That's how I felt every dang time I tried to open a "normal" website on my first smart phone and it didn't work...which was about 75% of the time. I can empathize with your hatred.
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