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lucian1900 425 days ago | link | parent

The cost of Firefox switching to WebKit would be enormous, likely even infinite. Too much of Firefox and its extensions depend heavily on non-HTML features of Gecko.


mook 425 days ago | link

While it would indeed be enormous, it wouldn't be infinite - after all, they are writing Servo (See https://github.com/mozilla/servo/wiki/Design for details) that's hopefully parallelizable. Of course, whatever that ends up being might not be Firefox.

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lucian1900 424 days ago | link

Servo would be a new runtime. I would define infinite effort as "more than re-implementing".

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