JavaScript 2015?

Allen Wirfs-Brock allen at
Fri Jan 23 08:45:06 PST 2015

On Jan 22, 2015, at 11:29 PM, Alexandre Louis Marc Morgaut wrote:

> It may change, but based on the current cover, it looks like Booth ES6 and ECMAScript 2015 names could be right to use
> The cover says:
> - "Standard ECMA-262"
> - "6th edition / Draft January 15, 2015"
> - "ECMAScript 2015 Language Specification"
> If an edition number is maintained, then anyone could either say ES6 or ES2015
> and next anyone could say ES7 or ES2016
> Now, I don't know if you intend to let "6th edition" in this form or switch it for "2015 edition" in some next publications

Just like on that page.  The official Ecma document number will be "ECMA-262-6" read as ECMA-262, 6th Edition"
The publication date will be "June, 2015"

All that has changed is that "2015" was added to the document title.  It just means "this is the 2015 specification of ECMASript"  whether the next edition after that is in in "2016" or "2040" hardly seem relevant.

How it is actually referred to by JS users will be something that is emergent. But, assuming that TC39 is successful at issuing yearly updates, it's going to be confusing around the time we get to 2025 (Edition 16??) and somebody needs to ask: why hasn't BMW implemented the geo location properties from ES13 yet? (or was it 14, no maybe ES12). 


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