What is QuickJS?
It supports the ES2019 specification including modules, asynchronous generators and proxies. It optionally supports mathematical extensions such as big integers (BigInt), big floating point numbers (BigFloat) and operator overloading.
Pros of QuickJS
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- Small and easily embeddable
- no external dependency
- Fast interpreter
QuickJS Alternatives & Comparisons
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