Mozilla Firefox strikes back at Google Chrome claims
Digging deeper Eich notes in his post that:
We win on the bit-banging, string, and regular expression benchmarks.
We are around 4x faster at the SunSpider micro-benchmarks than V8...This graph does show V8 cleaning our clock on a couple of
recursion-heavy tests. We have a plan, to trace recursion (not just
tail recursion). We simply haven't had enough hours in the day to get
to it, but it's "next".
Mozilla develloper John Resig expands on Eich's benchmarks and argues that the tests that Google Chrome developers are using to prove its speed do not simulate real world performance issues.
Though pundits may have been quick to proclaim Mozilla the loser, thanks to Google Chrome and its V8 engine, Eich retorted that Mozilla is far from dead.
What spectators have to realize is that this contest is not a playoff
where each contending VM is eliminated at any given hype-event point...Anyway, we're very much in the game and moving fast -- "reports of our death are greatly exaggerated."