complexity tax - Addendum
toolmakersteve98 at shawstudio.com
Wed Mar 26 13:10:18 PDT 2008
> From my perspective, this is about:
> . Flash; Silverlight; Java (client side).
> Three major approaches requiring large plug-ins to provide a rich
> environment. Notably all three approaches have languages substantially
> to also use server side a la Java.
> Does such a language need to be as extensive as ES4? Probably not.
> Is this more urgent than the topics Douglas mentions? That seems worthy of
> more discussion.
I want to add that one factor is what different people/companies are
motivated to do. Since there is currently momentum to pin down an advanced
language, I figure it is worth not interfering with that momentum. Let the
current process go to completion, so that we have something specific to poke
Given the [literally] global ramifications of adopting ES4, it might then
make sense to pause, rather than seeking a vote on adoption. Spend time with
ES4 implementations; grapple with security and other pressing concerns. Make
at least one straw proposal for deferring some features.
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