is the ES4 proposal as good as approved?
brendan at mozilla.com
Wed Dec 19 21:38:33 PST 2007
On Dec 19, 2007, at 9:16 PM, Peter Michaux wrote:
> With so many ECMAScript engines rushing ahead to implement the ES4
> proposal, it seems as though the proposal is as good as approved.
No, and I wonder if you missed my reply to your comment in John
John's Google Spreadsheet and generated chart is charting progress.
There will be changes to both implementations and draft specs. Don't
As I wrote in that comment, it would be a big mistake to specify
without implementations that users test and truly use for non-trivial/
synthetic inputs. It would also be a mistake to marry an early draft
just because it was implemented and used.
> Perhaps there will be minor tweaks but if so many implementations
> contain classes, for example, such a feature will almost certainly be
> in ES4 final.
Let's cut to the chase: what are you worried about? Classes being in
> Has the voting majority agreed in principle to vote in favor of the
Ecma and ISO technical groups work by consensus, not voting. As
everyone knows, consensus broke down within TG1, in a public way this
past fall -- but we are trying to repair it now.
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