Shouldn't timers be specified?

Brendan Eich brendan at
Sun Jan 22 19:29:20 PST 2012

> Rick Waldron <mailto:waldron.rick at>
> January 22, 2012 12:50 PM
> This is a perfect use case for the forth-coming module system (similar 
> to the way Globalization is being developed). Dave Herman and I had a 
> brief "over Twitter" exchange that began with my desire for a 
> migration of parseInt and parseFloat to Math,

or Number -- IIRC, Crock proposed making better-behaved parse methods 
live there.

> which I followed with a suggestion to do the same with setTimeout and 
> setInterval (despite those currently existing in the realm of DOM 
> APIs) to the imaginary Timer object.

Right :-P.


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