JavaScript 2015?

Jaydson Gomes jayalemao at
Thu Jan 22 14:33:37 PST 2015

There's a lot of projects, articles and materials out there using the "ES6"
I don't think changing the name right now, close to the final release, and
when people are already familiarized with the name is good approach.
What is the point?
Using the year in the version name remind me Windows.

On Thu Jan 22 2015 at 8:14:28 PM Domenic Denicola <d at> wrote:

> From: Axel Rauschmayer [mailto:axel at]
> > OK, good to know. Does it make sense to normally refer to it as
> “JavaScript 2015”, then?
> I don't really think so, but I don't have a storng opinion.
> > Even ignoring books, I don’t share that attitude: for programming
> languages, a slower pace is good.
> Well, I'm sorry* the committee plans to disappoint you then :).
> * not actually sorry.
> > * Establish modules (I’m seeing browser APIs based on promises, but none
> that are based on modules)
> This is just further reflection of the idea that spec version numbers are
> fictional and what matters is implementation progress. Promises are
> established because they've been implemented for a long time now. Modules
> aren't even close to being implemented anywhere. Saying they're both part
> of the same Word document is a true, but useless, statement.
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