With that in mind, we have recently been talking with developers from Firefox, Chromium, and WebKit about how to iterate on the current compile-to-web story, and what we think is important for this scenario. We have come to a general agreement on a shared set of goals, and for Microsoft we most importantly want:
- Broad language support: We should be able to compile your code from your language of choice.
- High performance: To be a viable way to bring your programs to the web, we need close to native performance.
Right now we are working under the WebAssembly W3C Community Group, and experimentation/design ideas are being discussed on GitHub. (It’s early in the process, so the actual design is still incomplete and likely to change.)
We’re looking forward to working with Firefox, Chromium, WebKit, and the rest of the community in achieving these goals!