Weak Reference proposal

Mark S. Miller erights at google.com
Wed Feb 17 00:19:33 UTC 2016


On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 3:52 PM, Kevin Smith <zenparsing at gmail.com> wrote:

> I suggest that this one be left on tc39 since it's already there and there
> is a history of weakref proposals anyway.  But in general we should only
> move proposals to tc39 at stage <whatever>.
>

I have no problem with that, but do wonder, why? What is the downside of
proposals being on the tc39 hub starting at an earlier stage, if the
authors are so inclined? The upside is fewer broken links.



>
> On 6:32PM, Tue, Feb 16, 2016 Mark S. Miller <erights at google.com> wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 2:02 PM, Daniel Ehrenberg <
>> dehrenberg at chromium.org> wrote:
>>
>>> I think this proposal is currently at Stage 0, right?
>>
>>
>> Right. It is stage 0.
>>
>>
>>> Do we typically
>>> put Stage 0 proposals on the TC39 GitHub? My understanding was that
>>> proposals typically get moved after Stage 2.
>>>
>>
>> Typically yes. My assumption is that our desire here was one way -- we
>> want to ensure it is on the (tc39) hub once it is at stage 2. I was
>> assuming there was no issue in the opposite direction, i.e., that we do not
>> actively want to ensure that it is or is not on the hub prior to stage 2.
>> Perhaps I misunderstood. Is there anything about this in our process docs
>> or prior discussions?
>>
>> Certainly, if for some reason we wish to ensure that earlier proposals
>> are not on the hub, it would be easy to move off, and then back on later.
>> This has a cost in broken links. What is the compensating benefit?
>>
>>
>>
>>>
>>> Dan
>>>
>>> On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 11:35 PM, Dean Tribble <tribble at e-dean.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> > I have posted a stage 1 proposal for weak references in ES7 for your
>>> perusal
>>> > and feedback.
>>> >
>>> > https://github.com/tc39/proposal-weakrefs.git
>>> >
>>> > Thanks to Mark Miller and the authors of earlier proposals for help
>>> with the
>>> > document and content!  Finally thanks to a few intrepid early
>>> reviewers for
>>> > their edits, comments, and feedback.
>>> >
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>>
>>
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>>     Cheers,
>>     --MarkM
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