Process of proposing targeted deconstruction

Caitlin Potter caitpotter88 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 15:02:36 UTC 2016


Anyways, instead of arguing about the colloquial vs long/tedious naming conventions, it might be be better not to derail the thread about a language feature proposal.

> On Jun 1, 2016, at 10:47 AM, kdex <kdex at kdex.de> wrote:
> 
> I could swear that I've read that one intent was to release an updated ES standard yearly, so in theory, even the smaller indexes should change just as often as the years on a calendar. :p
> The majority should already have broken the habit calling it "harmony", so it's not like we haven't been there before.
> 
> I think it's just a matter of time for people to realize that an offset of `year – 2009` has the potential to be confusing in the long run.
> (Maybe worth mentioning: If mankind still exists in the year 4024, the names will clash :p)
> 
> On Mittwoch, 1. Juni 2016 10:17:42 CEST Caitlin Potter wrote:
>> Honestly, I don’t think so — Colloquially, it’s just easier to deal with small indexes vs dates/years. They’re shorter, they don’t change as often (in theory). It’s a hard habit to break for most people.
>> 
>>> On Jun 1, 2016, at 10:09 AM, kdex <kdex at kdex.de> wrote:
>>> 
>>> @caitlin Good find, but this directory name was presumably only given to match the naming scheme of [1] and [2].
>>> Somebody should probably do the work and rename them all.
>>> 
>>> @leo: The Chrome Platform Status page [3] also mentions "ES8".
>>> 
>>> [1] https://chromium.googlesource.com/v8/v8/+/master/test/mjsunit/es6/
>>> [2] https://chromium.googlesource.com/v8/v8/+/master/test/mjsunit/es7
>>> [3] https://www.chromestatus.com/features/5644533144485888
>>> 
>>> On Mittwoch, 1. Juni 2016 10:01:18 CEST Caitlin Potter wrote:
>>>> Oh sure you have,
>>>> 
>>>> https://chromium.googlesource.com/v8/v8/+/master/test/mjsunit/es8/ <https://chromium.googlesource.com/v8/v8/+/master/test/mjsunit/es8/> for instance :p
>>>> 
>>>>> On Jun 1, 2016, at 9:59 AM, Leo Balter <leonardo.balter at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> I haven't seen anyone referring to ES2017 as ES8, so I imagine we won't have this problem anymore in a couple years. In anyway, this is an addition that won't happen to ES2016, it's too late for that.
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 9:36 AM, John Gardner <gardnerjohng at gmail.com <mailto:gardnerjohng at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>>>> There is no such thing as ES7.
>>>>> 
>>>>> You say that as though you can control how people index language versions in their minds...
>>>>> 
>>>>> On 1 June 2016 at 23:33, Mark S. Miller <erights at google.com <mailto:erights at google.com>> wrote:
>>>>> ES2015 was the last version for which the short for ("ES6") was also in common use. After that, there is only ES2016 etc. There is no such thing as ES7.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 3:03 PM, John Gardner <gardnerjohng at gmail.com <mailto:gardnerjohng at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>>> I'd like to propose a simple yet potent syntax addition <https://esdiscuss.org/topic/constructing-objects-from-named-identifiers> for /ECMAScript\d+/. What's the most direct approach to get this officially considered? I've seen differing procedures mentioned in places and I'm unsure.
>>>>> 
>>>>> BTW, am I the only one getting confused by the year-based naming convention? I skip over intermediate letters when reading and only absorb the last digit, which makes me mistake ES2017 as ES7, which is actually ES2016, which I get mixed up with ES6, which is ES2015.
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>>>>>   --MarkM
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