allen at wirfs-brock.com
Wed Jul 6 11:03:49 PDT 2011
On Jul 6, 2011, at 10:02 AM, Claus Reinke wrote:
>>> the AST API strawman ..
>> It hasn't really been championed so far. I was concentrating on
>> other proposals for ES.next.
> So it was just timing, not behind-the-scenes disagreements. Ok.
I don't think we have any consensus within TC39 WRT whether such an API should be part of some future version Ecma-262. Personally, this sounds like library functionality that in the future might manifest as a module. I think we need to draw a line at adding very many more such libraries to the core standard. For things like this it is too hard to specify them and not clear that there is a single preferred solution.
Rather than pushing for more built-in libraries I think we should all get behind just doing "it" in JS. To be successful we also need to continue to make JS a more powerful language, with higher performance implementations, and browser hosts with better caching schemes.
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