Improving ECMAScript as a compilation target

Peter Michaux petermichaux at
Thu Feb 12 22:23:00 PST 2009

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 10:16 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:
> On Feb 12, 2009, at 9:41 PM, Peter Michaux wrote:
>> Not at all and it is unfortunate it came across that way. It is at the
>> whole chain of events which is long: "for the ECMAScript committee to
>> standardize methodMissing, for browsers to implement it and for old
>> browsers to disappear".
> Standardizing a target bytecode or even AST encoding would take no less
> time, almost certainly more.
> We should talk about methodMissing for Harmony.

Great but to be clear, methodMissing was just an example of a feature
some desire. I could have used "classes", "continuations", "threads",
etc all of which people have tried to add to ES.


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