May 21, 22, 23 TC39 Meeting Notes

Sam Tobin-Hochstadt samth at ccs.neu.edu
Mon Jun 3 00:18:34 PDT 2013


On Sun, Jun 2, 2013 at 4:44 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Promises vs Monads
>>
>> MM: Continuing from yesterday
>>
>> AR: https://github.com/slightlyoff/Futures/blob/master/Promise.idl
>> 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.

This is the discussion that I summarized here:
http://esdiscuss.org/topic/theparadoxofpartialparametricity#content-28

The short summary is that Mark's "AP3" had rough consensus in the room.

Sam


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