Monday, October 22, 2012

Dart's JavaScript compiler's optimization techniques

Dart engineer Florian Loitsch presented "JavaScript as a compilation target - Making it fast" at JSConf.EU. The video is now up:

Florian discusses how dart2js, Dart's compiler to JavaScript, works and goes over some of its features. For example, dart2js performs "tree shaking", a technique to eliminate dead code from the compiled output code.