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It's not clear from your comment that you have a good understanding of what Native Client is. You're making vague, barely technical objections to the browser getting "more indistinguishable … from its underlying operating system" and losing the minuscule amount of cross-platform capability it has now without explaining how a more open and potentially efficient platform for code execution than "Whatever text-based JavaScript interpreter the browser vendor decided to include" would necessarily do that.



My comment was an argument as to why Mozilla's choice not to introduce this dependency was not a bad one - there is no technical reason why the fast execution multiple language advantages of NaCl cannot be architected into a javascript vm. and why mozilla's path does more to keep things open longer by using an already widely adopted, more understood technology. The enemy you know is better than the enemy you don't know type thing. Who knows what can of warms the concepts sandboxing relies on will contain. It must contains flaws as all creations of humans do.

And then my opinion that browsers will evolve into the platform and not be separable from the OS. Stuff like NaCl simply accelerates that by introducing a dependency on one company or creating a technology that invites splintering on implementation due to its complexity and uniqueness.

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