New full Unicode for ES6 idea

Brendan Eich brendan at
Tue Feb 21 08:48:12 PST 2012

Phillips, Addison wrote:
>> Normalization happens to source upstream of the JS engine. Here I'll call on a
>> designated Unicode hitter. ;-)
> I agree that Unicode Normalization shouldn't happen automagically in the JS engine. I rather doubt that "normalization happens to source upstream of the JS engine", unless by "upstream" you mean "best see to the normalization yourself".

Yes ;-).

I meant ECMA-262 punts source normalization upstream in the spec 
pipeline that runs parallel to the browser's loading-the-URL | 
processing-what-was-loaded pipeline. ECMA-262 is concerned only with its 
little slice of processing heaven.

> By contrast, providing a method for normalizing strings would be useful.
/summon Norbert.


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