Universal Feature Detection

David-Sarah Hopwood david-sarah at jacaranda.org
Wed Apr 29 05:30:46 PDT 2009

David Foley wrote:
> Please forgive me if I'm polluting the list, and re-direct me if I am,
> but considering that  there has been so much focus on browser
> implementation,  that JavaScript is also employable in various
> 'environments' (IDE's, Servers etc.) and that all of these environments
> avail different features to developers, that a universal / standard
> feature detection API, perhaps through a standardised global Environment
> object, would be prudent.
> Are there any plans to do such?

There will probably be some kind of module system in ES-Harmony
(which will be prototyped before then). It would make sense for that
to support querying whether a given module is available, its version,
and other metainformation about it.

David-Sarah Hopwood ⚥

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