back to article Mainstream Chrome spits ARM, Intel apps on the fly from cross-platform code

Google has shipped the stable release of version 31 of its Chrome web browser, and with it the first generally available version of its Portable Native Client (PNaCl) compiled-code technology for the web. First unveiled at the Google I/O developer conference earlier this year, PNaCl is an updated version of the Native Client ( …

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I see what you did there Google...

[...] Native Client (NaCl) technology [...]

[...] Google's pepper.js library.

For the lulz I presume.

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Re: I see what you did there Google...

No doubt about it, Google has some seasoned programmers!

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Sounds like a great way to get hacked.

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"Sounds like a great way to get hacked."

Nah... What could possibly go wrong?

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Compiles to a cross-platform IL...

Oh Oh Oh! I know this one...

You are the Java Web Plugin and I claim my £5!

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Because ActiveX is so well loved.

Surely the idea is to learn from mistakes, not to repeat them?

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This has 'win' written all over it

Write your "native" code in C, which gets translated to NaCl intermediate code. From there to javascript. From javascript to java, then java intermediate code. And from there back to um.. native code, which gets executed by my phone. Quite simple really! And I bet you thought it was going to be a convoluted mess.

I'll get back to you about what the performance hit is like when my first program finishes executing. It's looking promising that it'll print the 'h' and possibly even the 'e' later this week.

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