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

Steven Johnson stejohns at adobe.com
Tue Oct 30 11:04:26 PDT 2007

Ooo... busted! (And right after I send out a non-technical-related email.)

But yes, you are quite correct: we should probably go back to the original
charter of this list (technical discussion only) and move the political
issues to another venue.

> When I raised non-technical points critical of the ES4 proposal,
> people rightly shot back with a "technical discussion only!" response,
> which I've respected. Since then, most of the traffic on the list has
> been non-technical criticisms of the critics of the ES4 proposal. Much
> of this traffic, such as the message I quote above, continues to
> speculate about the motives of others, rather than engaging with what
> they are saying. My comments, which provoked so much response,
> contained no such speculation. I can only conclude that, on this list,
> the injunction "technical discussion only!" should be interpreted as
> carrying the additional clause "unless you agree with us."

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