Weak Reference proposal

Mark S. Miller erights at google.com
Wed Feb 17 03:09:21 UTC 2016

What are the GC semantics specified for DOM? How are these observable?

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 7:04 PM, Isiah Meadows <isiahmeadows at gmail.com>

> I know this is only tangentially related, but I just remembered weak refs
> are required for a fully conforming DOM implementation because of their GC
> semantics. I feel this is relevant with the semi-recent DOM-in-JS efforts.
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2016, 20:24 Allen Wirfs-Brock <allen at wirfs-brock.com>
> wrote:
>> Ecma International needs to capture a accurate historical archive  of the
>> contributions and deliberation that goes into TC39’s design decisions.  The
>> current “policy” of TC39 is that once a proposal reaches Stage 1 is MUST be
>> hosted on the TC39 github site.  However, when a proposal, like this one,
>> is actively being developed using contributions (eg, discussion) by
>> multiple TC39 members it seems like the record of that SHOULD be included
>> in the Ecma archives.  The best way to ensure that is for such discussion
>> to be hosted on the TC39 github account, even if the proposal is only at
>> stage 0.
>> Allen
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