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AFAIK, there are techniques to detect and denoisify minuscule timing differences over millions of samples, and the fundamentals of most techniques apply to interpreters as well, so it is not a solid protection.

That said, it would make things harder in practice since you’re introducing an extra indirection level and just making everything slower.

As for interpreters in modern browsers, I’d be surprised if there’s no way to entirely disable the JIT somehow... since most JIT implementations I have seen have an interpreter fallback for debugging and easier portability to new CPU architectures.




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