ES3.1 Draft: 15 Jan 2009 "MountainView" version available

Alex Russell alex at
Thu Jan 15 09:40:29 PST 2009

On Jan 15, 2009, at 7:25 AM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:

> On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 14:16:04 +0100, Pratap Lakshman (VJ#SDK) <pratapl at 
> > wrote:
>> I have uploaded to the wiki (link< 
>> >) the 15 Jan 2009 draft of the specification for ES3.1. This is in  
>> the form of in-place edits and markups to the ES3 specification.  
>> Revision history is at the end of the document.
>> This shall be the document to use for review at the upcoming TC39  
>> meeting (28/29 Jan, MountainView, Google). If there are any updates  
>> or revisions prior to the meeting, we will post them on the wiki as  
>> well as on the discuss lists.
> FWIW, it seems there is a mismatch between the draft and what  
> Internet Explorer 8 appears to be shipping or maybe I am  
> misunderstanding something.
> That is, section 8.10.5 uses "get" and "set" as keywords where  
> Internet Explorer 8 uses "getter" and "setter" according to its  
> documentation.
> (Section 11.1.5 pretty much has to use "get" and "set" because of  
> three shipping implementations.)

ES3.1 isn't settled yet, but surely using the terminology from what  
will be the next JS spec seems best...and in this case that's what  
MSFT did, I think rightly. It is super annoying that they didn't  
include the get/set aliases for compat, thought.


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