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Brendan Eich brendan at
Fri Mar 25 12:18:53 PDT 2011

Dunno. You were ravaged by the Crocken so you may be a bit sore still :-/.

Any list with informal/unsound syntax talk is not one I want to be on. It's not quite beer talk. It could lead to a breakthrough idea, who knows? But the cost is pretty high.

I'm not against syntax proposals here, mind you. Let's just work out the grammar a bit before launching.


On Mar 25, 2011, at 12:09 PM, Kris Kowal wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 11:24 AM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:
>> No problem -- just don't provoke Zeus to unleash the Crock-en ;-).
> Perhaps there needs to be a venue where non-experts can bounce ideas
> and discuss points of pain with volunteering committee members to
> reduce noise in this venue. There is little room here for
> light-hearted discussion and mentoring for members of the community
> who have less than full-time commitment and years of experience in
> language design.
> It's disappointing to be ostracized, but it is true. I also want to
> see careful and well-wrought steady progress. I remember a former
> decade when this discussion was impossible to follow, too many bad
> ideas were too thoroughly discussed, and much time was wasted.
> Kris Kowal

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