IDE support?

John J Barton johnjbarton at
Tue Sep 13 09:03:47 PDT 2011

On Tue, Sep 13, 2011 at 12:26 AM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:
> On Sep 12, 2011, at 12:22 PM, John J Barton wrote:
>> On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 12:00 PM,  <es-discuss-request at> wrote:
>> Some of the discussion on this thread amounts to "IDEs work great for
>> typed languages so let's make JS typed".  What if we started with
>> "What would be great for JavaScript developers"? Then we would not
>> waste a lot of time talking about static analysis.  It's the wrong
>> tool.
> Why are you assuming that conclusion already? Why not answer your own question "What would be great for JavaScript developers?" and if the answer includes type inference, great?

I'm assuming that conclusion already because the current tools for JS
development are so incredibly lame that wasting time on static
analysis -- which we know does not work without changing the language
-- defies common sense.


> /be

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