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C++, as that was a reasonable choice in <=2008. Today, perhaps new projects should pick something else (likely Rust).

Bits of Firefox are written in Rust, so Chrome could in theory under go the same "oxidation" (gradually replace the C++ code with Rust).

Edit: Clarify that Chrome was released in 2008 but was likely in development for some time before that.




> Chrome was released in 2008 but was likely in development for some time before that.

Well, sure, didn't it end up taking WebKit from Safari, which was C++, because it came from KDE Konqueror's KHTML?


Yes, Chrome was a fork.


Yes, the KHTML base for the rendering engine was started back in 1998, so C++ was a fine choice then. It's grown up as a code base significantly since then.




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