May 21, 22, 23 TC39 Meeting Notes

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at
Sun Jun 2 13:44:14 PDT 2013

On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 1:46 AM, Rick Waldron <waldron.rick at> wrote:
> Promises vs Monads
> MM: Presenting...
> Thursday May 23 2013
> John Neumann (JN), Allen Wirfs-Brock (AWB), Eric Ferraiuolo (EF), Erik
> Arvidsson (EA), Luke Hoban (LH), Doug Crockford (DC), Yehuda Katz (YK), Sam
> Tobin-Hochstadt (STH), Alex Russell (AR), Dave Herman (DH) (calling in),
> Bernd Mathiske (BM), Andreas Rossberg (ARB), Mark Miller (MM), Tom Van
> Cutsem (TVC), Istvan Sebestyen (IS)
> Promises vs Monads
> MM: Continuing from yesterday
> AR:
> STH: Don’t like resolve but not willing to die on this hill.
> AR: DOM has a bunch of ad hocs APIs to do promise like things.
> YK: Mozilla is also actively working on APIs using promises.
> AR: A lot of methods today return void so we can change these to return a
> promise. This is forward compatible.
> AR: then does recursive unwrapping

I can't tell what, if anything, was concluded from this.


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