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Do not confuse the language with the environment in which it runs. The difficulty with pixel-poking isn't with JavaScript, it's with the environment. Give it another environment that allows the language direct access to the window (rather than to a DOM node nestled deep withing the bowels a parse tree which then needs to be rendered by a completely separate engine) then the difficulty would vanish. JavaScript may most typically run in a browser context, but the browser context is not JavaScript.

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