Weak References?

Mark S. Miller erights at google.com
Sun Aug 2 17:20:07 PDT 2009


On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 1:49 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at mozilla.com> wrote:

> On Jul 31, 2009, at 1:18 PM, Jeff Watkins wrote:
>
>  Has there been any talk about adding Weak References to EcmaScript? If so,
>> forgive me, because I missed it.
>>
>
> Yes, there has been. Searching site:wiki.ecmascript.org "weak reference"
> shows some hits. The current place to look is a stub:
>
> http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=strawman:strawman
>
> Mark Miller is developing a proposal here, which I said yesterday at the
> TC39 meeting "sounds great!" Look for it to show up where the dangling
>
> http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=strawman:weak_references
>
> link points from the strawman page.
>

Thanks for the kind words. A first draft proposal is now there. I hope it
lives up to your expectations ;).

-- 
   Cheers,
   --MarkM
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