Spec proposal

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Thu Dec 13 15:25:48 PST 2007

On Dec 13, 2007, at 3:09 PM, Nathan de Vries wrote:

> On Thu, 2007-12-13 at 08:07 -0800, Michael O'Brien wrote:
>> I believe this is an important issue that will force non-standard
>> implementations...
> On the same topic, it seems that Adobe are planning on introducing the
> decimal type into the Flash Player before the ES4 spec. is finalised.
> They're asking Flash developers at the moment what their requirements
> are for "decimal math".
> Is the spec. at the point where implementers can start preempting it?

Not quite, but no one is going to preempt -- the early implementors  
will have to shift if they want to claim conformance to the final  
spec. We've done this in the past in Mozilla and it has been tolerable.

Michael's point seemed to me to be more about divergent long/ulong  
semantics and no spec, not early implementations trumped by the one  
true spec.


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