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

Chris Pine chrispi at opera.com
Tue Oct 30 05:58:02 PDT 2007

Ric Johnson wrote:
> I did read it.  However, I do beleive Doug's quote was "half of the of
> the working group did NOT agree, but it is being pushed through
> anyway".  I wrote this down word for word at the time, but may have
> attributed incorrectly.

I'm not sure how Doug could have honestly said this, but whatever was 
said:  this is simply untrue, no matter how you count.

There were 3 dissenting people (from 2 companies) for the last year.  On 
the other hand, there were 8 people (from 4 companies and 2 
universities) in favor, for 2 years (or 7, depending on how you count it).

If you look at the amount of work put forth (discussion, ref-impl, 
testing, bug-tracking), the disparity becomes staggering.  (Well, work 
that has been done in the open, anyway.)  The amount of time and care 
that has gone into ES4 as we are proposing simply dwarfs the weak, 
inconsistent attempts to halt the work.

To suggest that there is a 50/50 split in the group is simply absurd.

Chris Pine
Opera Software

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