ecmascript 5 and the script tag

Brendan Eich brendan at
Thu Apr 16 15:30:35 PDT 2009

On Apr 16, 2009, at 3:17 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:

> Versioning the global object does not mean multiple version  
> "namespaces". We have no goal or requirement for any such thing and  
> strong requirements against if the only way to hide new APIs from  
> some scripts, where those new APIs (properties) were exposed on the  
> same global object to other scripts, amounted to ES5-like namespaces.

Er, "ES4-like namespaces."

ES5 is easier to type!

Watch out for the Start Trek Movie effect (odd numbers suck, even  
numbers rule! ;-).


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