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Re: Web versions

From: Taylan Kammer
Subject: Re: Web versions
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2021 18:06:19 +0100
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On 06.03.2021 17:45, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>    I had a suggestion about all the GNU software on your site - since
>    WebAssembly is now a reality, maybe you guys should get to making
>    the browser versions of AAAAAAAALL your software? :)
> WebAssembly, and Javascript are two things that create a grave danger
> towards user freedom.  Specifically, Webassembly is an even more
> obfuscated form of Javascript, putting users rights at risk as to how
> they can run, study, redistribute, and modify the programs that they
> run on their computers.  You can read more about it here:

Shouldn't Wasm be seen as a compilation target, that can be implemented
by GCC?  So for instance GNU coreutils, bash, etc. could be compiled to
run in a browser tab.  Needs a "little bit" more underlying machinery of
course, like a filesystem, syscalls and so on. :-)

- Taylan

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