Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Google Chrome: nice console, ugly browser
The JS engine is presumably based on Spidermonkey (since the Chrome guys apparently used a lot of Mozilla code to slap this thing together). But they forgot to include E4X. And so help me, I haven't figured out how to enter a newline in the console without triggering an eval( ). In other words, I can only enter one line of code at a time, and then I have to execute it. As soon as I hit Enter, CR, Control-Enter, etc., the code on the current line executes. Oh well...
As a browser, this thing is not terribly impressive, from what I can tell.
In any case, Chrome itself strikes me as too fugly to deal with. I'm not sure which I'd rather do: spend a work-day using Chrome as my main browser, or jam prickly-pears into both my eyes at once.
I think I'll stay with Firefox until Chrome gets out of beta. Which (if it's like Gmail) it never will.