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So it's more like Twisted (a library) than Node (a runtime + a library).

Node is more like a library than a runtime. Its runtime is V8. The node libs could be ported to another JavaScript engine such as jsc, narwhal, or ringo.

> Node.js consists of Google's V8 JavaScript engine plus several built-in libraries.


Node ships with both runtime and async library, unlike Twisted, which doesn't ship Python.

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