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Ivan Godard
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ISA lock-in, to x86 or any other, can be addressed by runtime emulation or binary-to-binary translation. Emulation tends to be expensive, though if your application give satisfactory performance when written in JavaScript then the cost of binary emulation should be ignorable.

Binary translation is a more promising solution; the problem is bug-for-bug compatibility. Essentially all x86 codes in particular contain Undefined Behavior. However, the industry is moving toward greater acceptance of translation, and we feel that ISA incompatibility will be of increasingly lesser importance.