SunSpider Benchmarks: WebKit Rocks

The WebKit guys have put together a new Javascript benchmark under the name “SunSpider“. It’s intended to go further than simple benchmarks like Celtic Kane’s and try to emulate real-world tasks. Safari/WebKit has been getting pretty quick on these benchmarks anyway, but this new one really shows its strengths. There are various comments about people’s results in the comments for that post, but no compilation for easy comparison, so I’ve put one together.
Updated: added Webkit Win and Opera 9.5b Win
Updated: Failed to run completely on Opera 9.5b Mac
Updated: Some stats for Opera 9.5b Mac and IE6
Updated March 18th: Added Safari 3.1, FF3b4, IE8

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Safari JS problems

Mishoo has responded to my comments about his excellent JavaScript calendar widget not working in Safari because of its lack of anonymous functions:

http://dynarch.com/mishoo/home.epl?NEWS_ID=533

He has some good comments. Is there anything that can be done for Safari’s JavaScript environment? Venkman for Safari?