Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Interpreters in JavaScript

Before discussing Termite (it deserves a post for itself), I'll post a series of links to attempts to write language interpreters in JavaScript.

First, the motivation: As I need to create a framework to build web applications with certain characteristics built-in the client-server communication infrastructure, I need to do constant experimentations with the client capabilities. Considering that the majority of clients are able to run a javascript interpreter within the browser, it seems to be the best bet, for compatibility sakes.

A list of links to different approaches follows. For some pages, The only interesting reading material is on the Javascript that is embbeded in the source html code, so you have to dig into that.

Conclusions on whether this will or will not be usefull may come up on future posts!