Peter Michaux petermichaux at
Wed Sep 3 16:13:09 PDT 2008

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 3:49 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:
> On Sep 3, 2008, at 3:11 PM, Peter Michaux wrote:


>> For example, if it is definitely known that
>> macros and/or meta-programming is unanimously off the table by those
>> with a vote then it would save a lot of energy.
> Why not discuss these or other "future" topics if you have the interest?
> This is es-discuss, it's not targeted only at near-term discussions.

Excellent point. I suppose some folks might be confused about what is
up for discussion now and what is for future versions and investing
energy hoping to get features into the next version.


If real macros are not ready for ECMAScript prime time then I'm glad
meta-programming is not on the table for the next major edition.
Better to wait and do it right. Adding built-in sugar (that could
otherwise be macros) for the most painful points is a better
intermediate fix, I think.


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