Fwd: [TLUG]: ECMAScript ("Javascript") Version 4 - FALSE ALARM

Scott Elcomb psema4 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 08:00:45 PDT 2007


Hi all,

First off, I'd like to say thanks for all the good questions and
answers from folks on the list.  I haven't been here long, but have
already learned a bunch.  Looking forward to ES4.

Anyway, I received this post* this morning in response to a notice I
sent along about the ES4 overview.  I'm not sure what to make of the
story...

Any comments or clarifications?

* http://article.gmane.org/gmane.org.user-groups.linux.tolug/36420

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Walter Dnes <waltdnes at waltdnes.org>
Date: Oct 27, 2007 3:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TLUG]: ECMAScript ("Javascript") Version 4 - FALSE ALARM
To: tlug at ss.org


On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 04:04:52PM -0400, Scott Elcomb wrote

> An official overview[1] of "Javascript 2.0" was released today.
> It will likely be some months (at least) for this version of the
> language to show up in web browsers, but it might be a good idea to
> get on-board early.

  Not so fast.  See the note on Slashdot Firehose at
http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&id=350409

  Since it's not too long, I'll quote it in its entirety...

> "At The Ajax Experience conference, it was announced that an
> ECMAScript4 white paper had been released. The implication being
> that the white paper was the upcoming spec, which is untrue. Not to
> mention this is not an official ECMA site, but a site run by only
> some of the members from the ECMAScript4 group. These facts were
> later revealed by another concerned ECMAScript4 member. He encouraged
> any interested parties to read the proposed feature white paper, join
> the discussion mailing list on that site, and share your opinions
> for (or against) the desired features. This seems a little `cloak
> and dagger` of those running the site, who desire serious changes
> and are unfortunately Mozilla, Adobe, and others. The concerned
> individual suggested that they simply create a new language with a
> new name, as there are that many fundamental differences. Many of
> us are very concerned that the language we love is being rewritten
> under our feet."

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