allen at wirfs-brock.com
Wed Oct 12 08:32:10 PDT 2011
On Oct 12, 2011, at 6:53 AM, Joe Developer wrote:
> I think an important question here is:
> Who are you actually trying to serve with your changes?
See the actual goals requirements and goals for ES Harmony at http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=harmony:harmony
New features require concrete demonstrations.
Keep the language pleasant for casual developers.
Preserve the “start small and iteratively prototype” nature of the language.
Be a better language for writing:
libraries (possibly including the DOM) shared by those applications;
code generators targeting the new edition.
Switch to a testable specification, ideally a definitional interpreter hosted mostly in ES5.
Improve interoperation, adopting de facto standards where possible.
Keep versioning as simple and linear as possible.
Support a statically verifiable, object-capability secure subset.
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