Why decimal?

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Wed Jun 24 12:43:05 PDT 2009

On Jun 24, 2009, at 12:37 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:

> So let's say ES6 is Harmony.

Last message from me on this topic today, I promise.

I wanted to encourage the use of "Harmony" for what's next, over  
against "ES6". The ES3.1 -> ES5 experience, and of course many  
software release renumbering adventures from our collective  
professional and open source lives, teach us to avoid burning numbers  
in SiO2 prematurely. Ecma wants whole edition numbers, ISO tracks  
those. There could be a reason to do a fast ES6 that is not "Harmony".

So don't early-bind to ES6 :-P.


More information about the es-discuss mailing list