should we rename the Program grammar production?

John J Barton johnjbarton at johnjbarton.com
Wed Oct 10 20:31:04 PDT 2012


On Oct 10, 2012 4:20 PM, "Rick Waldron" <waldron.rick at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> 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:
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>>> 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
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> -1
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> "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.
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> Rick
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