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WASM

See WebAssembly.



WebAssembly

An intermediate language format for Web pages from the W3C that can replace numerous JavaScript functions but can also interact with JavaScript. Introduced in 2015, WebAssembly (WA or WASM), which is written in C/C++, was designed for speed due primarily to downloading a smaller pre-compiled bytecode language rather than the original source code. Bytecode interpreters also generally execute faster than source code interpreters such as JavaScript, which have to parse long text statements before they can be executed.

Built Into Every Web Browser
WebAssembly provides operations at the machine level, which enables developers to do things that were never defined in the high-level JavaScript language. Just as a JavaScript interpreter has been part of every Web browser for more than 20 years, by the end of 2017, a WASM interpreter was included in the latest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari. See JavaScript, interpreter and bytecode.



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