features for es that would make it a perfect intermediate compiler target

David-Sarah Hopwood david.hopwood at industrial-designers.co.uk
Sat Mar 21 18:10:17 PDT 2009


Ash Berlin wrote:
> On 21 Mar 2009, at 22:16, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> 
>> i'd be interested to hear how these issues can be addressed, using the
>> new language features, so that javascript can become a language that
>> can be taken seriously instead of being treated as something that
>> people avoid at all costs [silverlight, anyone?]
> 
> Also a lot of your concerns only address javascript as a language
> running inside a browser - I for one think it has a future as a stand
> alone language.

I don't see that Luke's argument is at all dependent on whether it is
an implementation of JS embedded in a browser that is being used as a
compilation target. His post has numerous technical errors (which I'll
address separately), but this isn't one of them.

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David-Sarah Hopwood ⚥



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