Will there be a suggested file suffix for es4?

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.org
Tue Oct 3 16:22:31 PDT 2006


On Oct 3, 2006, at 3:47 PM, Peter Hall wrote:

> I don't think there can be a standard suffix. ActionScript uses .as
> and I can't imagine that changing it would be a popular decision with
> users. It should be down to the people who define the language's
> environment to determine the suffix, whether that is Netscape defining
> JS or Adobe defining AS, because the same suffix would imply
> compatibility, while each environment provides different native
> objects and uses the language in a different way.

Agreed.

> On the other hand, it would be a shame if my AS project cannot share
> some of the classes from my JS project. So I would be in favour of
> ECMAScript specifying that a conforming implementation does not
> require a specific extension,

We can say that; it may not be heeded.

> and leave it up to NetScape to recommend

Netscape, what's that? :-)

/be



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