Thursday, May 23, 2024

JavaScript Adds ASYNC and Shared Memory

Keeping in line with the midyear upgrades, ECMAScript 2017 is due to be finalized in June. Developers know that async functions are great tool for writing asynchronous code, and SharedArrayBuffer (shared memory) will enable library authors to experiment with real multiprocessing in JavaScript. Async functions were a candidate for inclusion last year but were pushed out to this year. Shared memory, meanwhile, is coupled with atomics, providing atomic operations on shared memory locations. Read the full details here

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