Reason for choosing Spidermonkey over V8

Kevin Smith ksmith at
Wed Feb 24 14:14:10 EST 2010

V8's embedding API, or lack of one, prevented us from being able to write a linked-in driver which worked well and didn't jeopardize the stability of the Erlang VM. Spidermonkey provides a nicer embedding API which is more suited to embedding it inside larger applications.


On Feb 24, 2010, at 1:46 PM, Mårten Gustafson wrote:

> Out of sheer curiosity, were there any specific reason for choosing Spidermonkey rather than V8 for Riak?
> /Mårten
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