July 25, 2012 - TC39 Meeting Notes

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.org
Wed Aug 1 12:58:37 PDT 2012


Mark S. Miller wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 9:05 PM, Brendan Eich<brendan at mozilla.org>  wrote:
>> This was debated at last week's TC39 meeting. Between the desire to preserve
>> this symmetry (not paramount, there are many dimensions and symmetries to
>> consider) and the V8 bug being fixed (and the JSC bug on which the V8 bug
>> was based already being fixed in iOS6), I believe we kept consensus to
>> follow the spec.
>
> For the record, I continue to think this is a bad idea, and that we
> should lose the symmetry for gains elsewhere. So I'd say we failed to
> gain consensus to change the spec. Since consensus is needed to change
> the spec, the spec is likely to remain unchanged in this regard.

Fair enough -- sorry I didn't represent this accurately.

But this reminds me to ask: what do you think of Allen's := proposal as 
the better mustache? I realize it doesn't help the Caja vs. legacy problem.

/be


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