Code Quality Rank: L1
Programming language: C++
License: GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
Tags: Scripting    
Latest version: v8.3.35

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  • Duktape

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  • CppSharp

    7.6 8.1 L2 V8 VS CppSharp
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  • ChaiScript

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  • Lua

    7.1 0.0 L3 V8 VS Lua
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  • V7

    6.2 1.8 L3 V8 VS V7
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    5.1 5.5 L4 V8 VS v8pp
    Bind C++ functions and classes into V8 JavaScript engine
  • luacxx

    2.9 0.0 L1 V8 VS luacxx
    C++11 API for creating Lua bindings
  • nelson

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  • shpp

    2.2 0.0 L4 V8 VS shpp
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  • tbing

    Templates-based bindings and interfaces generator for C++
  • Boost.Python

    A C++ library which enables seamless interoperability between C++ and the Python programming language. [Boost]
  • SIP

    C/C++ Bindings Generator for Python v2 and v3. [GPL]

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V8 JavaScript Engine

V8 is Google's open source JavaScript engine.

V8 implements ECMAScript as specified in ECMA-262.

V8 is written in C++ and is used in Google Chrome, the open source browser from Google.

V8 can run standalone, or can be embedded into any C++ application.

V8 Project page: https://v8.dev/docs

Getting the Code

Checkout depot tools, and run

    fetch v8

This will checkout V8 into the directory v8 and fetch all of its dependencies. To stay up to date, run

    git pull origin
    gclient sync

For fetching all branches, add the following into your remote configuration in .git/config:

    fetch = +refs/branch-heads/*:refs/remotes/branch-heads/*
    fetch = +refs/tags/*:refs/tags/*


Please follow the instructions mentioned at v8.dev/docs/contribute.