SquirrelFish and SpiderMonkey play with SunSpider

How many awesome names can we have? LOL I love these hybrid animals. A comment on Slashdot says its like the new Web 2.0 naming scheme. Reminds me of SpiderPig! Anyway, the Webkit guys released their new JavaScript Interpreter, squirrelfish. The benchmarks show that it is pretty fast. Cameron has a post detailing the overall picture, but what about the micro picture? The following is a graph of each SunSpider test run on SquirrelFish(WebKit-r34342) and SpiderMonkey 1.8 (built on May 22 2008 at 13:31:57). The shorter the bar the better.


If you wish to rerun these tests, heres how to build WebKit. If you specifically want to build just SquirrelFish, use the following command:

1) WebKitTools/Scripts/build-testkjs
2) The binary is /WebKitBuild/Release/testkjs

Props to the webkit guys.

* Edit as Mark mentioned. All tests run on OS X 10.5.3 on a Macbook Pro 2.4 ghz w/ 2 gigs of ram. Both interpreters were built on my machine with optimizations/release build.