Odd idea

liorean liorean at gmail.com
Sat May 17 20:26:34 PDT 2008

2008/5/18 Mark S. Miller <erights at google.com>:
> We've all been assuming that the current disconnect between JavaScript
> version numbers and Ecmascript version numbers will continue. As I was
> reading <http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=proposals:versioning&s=versioning>:
> it occurred to me that it's not yet too late to end the madness. How
> about if we align the next JavaScript version numbers with their
> Ecmascript equivalents:
> How about if the JavaScript version corresponding to ES4 is JavaScript
> 4? This also addresses the otherwise nasty issue of what the
> JavaScript numbering should be for ES3.1. Let's call that JavaScript
> 3.1 as well.

Way better than the last suggestion I heard, which was "just double
it" and works pretty well for JS1.3 (not quite ES3 yet), JS1.5 (pretty
much in line with ES3) and JS2 (ES4) but not for ES3.1. Also it's
pretty much in line with the version jumps of XHTML5, DOM5HTML (if
they persist) which are specifically there to align with the HTML5
version number.
David "liorean" Andersson

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