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Trinithis
11-30-2007, 12:48 AM
Is there such a thing as an ECMAScript compiler or some sort of non-web interpreter? If so, where could I find one? I wouldn't mind using js for very small applications.

djr33
11-30-2007, 04:59 AM
I don't really see the point. It's so limited you can't do anything at all. Just basic operations. I'd assume that Java would be just as easy anyway, for... what? math?

Trinithis
11-30-2007, 06:04 AM
Yeah, for gimicky programs like crunching a few numbers and whatnot. I would also be interested if one has some basic io implementations as well. In all, mostly just for fun.

djr33
11-30-2007, 08:39 AM
Really, I wonder if you could write one. Depending on what you want, it doesn't seem all that difficult to switch the syntax to Java, etc.

Twey
11-30-2007, 08:49 AM
There are a few -- SpiderMonkey can be compiled to run from the command-line, or there's the Java-based Rhino, or Konqueror's KJS, or the Windows Scripting Host. No compilers though AFAIK.

They have very few host objects -- if you want to do anything complex you have to extend them.