Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz (Yahoo! Fellow, VP and Platform Architect) wrote about his concerns around the current tight coupling between node.js and V8. Feel free to take a moment and read the original article: “NodeJS: To V8 or not to V8”.
A reply doesn’t fit into a twitter response, and an update mentioning my reply would be great.
I haven’t had a chance to meet Bruno, we’ve only exchanged a couple of emails in the past. Bruno forgot or doesn’t know a couple of key things about node.js and Joyent. I’m always happy to talk about development process at Joyent.
Because I actually have answers to his questions, comments and concerns, I’m going to reply below. They are trimmed down and if I’ve missed one in particular, please let me know in the comments.
Update: Bruno took the time to follow-up with responses to my queries, while former Yahoo Principal Engineer (and current “Desperado at Facebook“) Peter Greiss has waded into the debate as well.