Rick Waldron waldron.rick at
Mon Jun 30 08:42:34 PDT 2014

On Sun, Jun 29, 2014 at 1:00 PM, Domenic Denicola <
domenic at> wrote:

> On Jun 29, 2014, at 12:50, "Rick Waldron" <waldron.rick at> wrote:
> > Static analysis would be necessary if JavaScript ever wanted to make
> macros possible in modules. I don't have exact numbers nor have I done any
> formal surveys, but the general response to Sweet.js has been
> overwhelmingly positive. It would be a shame to close that door.
> My understanding is that door is already closed, since we were not able to
> eliminate the global scope contour from modules (which is necessary to get
> completely-static knowledge of all free identifiers). Part of the
> rationalization for this was that compile-time tools (like Sweet.js) are
> working out pretty well.
> See "Back to Static Checking" in

Yes, it appears I forgot about this. Thanks for the follow up.

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