Weak References?

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Fri Jul 31 13:49:08 PDT 2009

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:


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  


link points from the strawman page.


> This would be a huge help for implementing client-side caching (and  
> other things, I'm sure).
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