The truth about traditional JavaScript benchmarks | Benedikt Meurer

We removed the so-called transcendental cache from V8 because the overhead of the cache was noticable in actual workloads where you don’t always compute the same values in a row, which is unsurprisingly very common in the wild.

Answering a user question on IRC doesn’t scale, only one person and a few lurkers will benefit from it. Answering a user question on a mailing list scales a little better, since the answer is archived and can be searched for. What really scales is instead to improve the reference manual. Yes, you know, documentation.

Sébastien Wilmet