should we rename the Program grammar production?

Rick Waldron waldron.rick at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 16:20:07 PDT 2012



On Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 6:14 PM, John J Barton wrote:

> +1 Tracuer uses 'Program' and that makes it too easy to forget that
> the program consists of multiple Program-s....
> jjb
> 
> On Wed, Oct 10, 2012 at 11:56 AM, Brendan Eich <brendan at mozilla.com> wrote:
> > Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:
> > > 
> > > I proposed that we replace "Program" in this context with "Script". This
> > > is much less confusing and matches the most common manifestation of an ES
> > > Program as an HTML script block.
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > +1 -- it the term at least some engines use, and it makes more sense for
> > eval, or at least it matches everyday usage.
> > 
> > /be

-1

"Script" might be the most common execution context, but there is more then one of those to consider. I think "Program" is just the right amount of neutral. Also "script" has a negative connotations, eg "script kiddies" etc. 

Rick
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