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Discussion on: What's the most wasteful software?

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Michael Puckett

If you stripped out many older/deprecated requirements, i.e, pre-HTML5 doctypes, could a browser be a lot faster? For example, React Native’s layout engine was 100% Flexbox last time I looked. Or is it the massive JavaScript engine that’s causing all the bloat?

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Hacker Gaucho

the firefox executable itself has about 200mb of executable files, it would be impossible to run it with less than that.

what should be taken into account is the individual memory consumption of the page and not the page and browser as a whole.