The Tragedy of the Common Lisp, or, Why Large Languages Explode (was: revive let blocks)

Kevin Smith zenparsing at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 18:24:49 UTC 2015


>
> ES needs to evolve more rapidly than once every 5-15 years.  The yearly
> update plan is good, but that doesn't mean we should be rushing proposals
> (particularly complex ones) through the process in order to catch the next
> yearly release. Bake time is good.  There are numerous ES6 features that
> are much better because their design had a chance to evolve over a a two or
> three year period.
>

I think the yearly release plan encourages too much "feature racing".
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