Thread about ES6 on reddit
cmartensms at gmail.com
Mon Aug 11 01:22:45 PDT 2014
On 10.08.2014 22:24, Axel Rauschmayer wrote:
> This should please people worried about ES6 being perceived
> negatively: the tone in this thread is quite upbeat.
> Dr. Axel Rauschmayer
> axel at rauschma.de
> es-discuss mailing list
> es-discuss at mozilla.org
difference between the WebAPIs and the language level. I mean, the
those shitty WebAPIs are the language.
That's why it is really hard to get started with developing on a
professional level. In C++, for example, I ordered the "C++ standard
book" back then and I realized what the language was made for. After
around 14 years of C++ development, I still have it laying around,
because it is an excellent reference when you have no idea how to solve
But on the other hand I sold all my JS books, because they are
worthless. None of the books tells you how a JIT compiler works, why
valueOf() and toString() works that way or what the conceptual ideas
behind prototyping is. Most of them make an introduction to it, but none
of them show you actually how to use the advantages of the language.
Every book I laid my eyes on tells you how to build a website in some
way, and I personally think this is false.
bindings and cross-compiling it) you still don't realize many concepts
of the language. Other languages wouldn't make a "we don't wanna break
the web, we can't change it" decision (refering to null and undefined
and Typed Values here). They just give a shit on it, in favor of quality
As far as I know, most languages make at least a transitioning version
of it and change the behaviour afterwards, because you can't keep a good
quality on a language level otherwise.
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