JavaScript 2015?

Brendan Eich brendan at
Thu Jan 22 19:17:54 PST 2015

Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:
> And highly visible to anybody who looks at the front cover: 
> <>

Serves me right for looking only at the HTML!

Not for Allen, who I am pretty sure agrees:

This seems "just fine", not a problem. Yet at least for a while, 
possibly longer than some TC39ers think, people will still say "ES6". I 
find Andrea's WTF to be overdone, overstated -- but we shall find out. 
Even TC39 can make changes based on wider feedback, after it has made a 

The idea of a community-approved name or naming scheme brings to mind 
that Axel wished for a "community-managed" trademark. Be careful what 
you wish for. The Ecma TC39 renaming process (like just about any other 
TC39 decision process) was not community-driven, with a lengthy 
propose/listen/dispose cycle and some kind of "open governance" (however 

Rather, we're still doing consensus among a mix of pay-to-play and 
not-for-profit standard body members, where members have to build trust 
among developers and work in Harmony, at least in the modern post-ES4 
era. Renaming angst, which could become an issue or just blow up for 
some reason we can't foresee, is just one issue to address for the same 
of developer trust and harmony.


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