javascript vision thing

Jordan Harband ljharb at gmail.com
Sun Dec 17 19:21:01 UTC 2017


Adding features in *no way* sacrifices simplicity or ease-of-use for
smaller web projects; as has been said many times on this list, if you
don't like any new feature, simply choose not to use it.

On Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 6:21 AM, Pier Bover <pierbover11 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I doubt there is a long term grand vision for JS. After all the focus is
> on small incremental changes.
>
> Personally I'd love to see optional static typings implement into the
> language much like we had in ES4 but I feel it's too big of a change to be
> considered by TC39.
>
> My hope now is on completely being able to replace JS by Web Assembly in a
> couple of years and write on whatever language I prefer.
>
> On Sun, Dec 17, 2017, 3:42 AM kai zhu <kaizhu256 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> i'm generally curious what the overall vision is for those who want
>> continued aggressive evolution of the javascript-language. is it to
>> transform javascript into a class-based language similar to c#?
>>
>> also, is another part of the vision to add features to javascript to
>> solve special engineering-problems encountered by large companies like
>> google/facebook/microsoft as a trade-off to simplicity and ease-of-use for
>> smaller web-projects?
>>
>> On Nov 29, 2017 02:45, "T.J. Crowder" <tj.crowder at farsightsoftware.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 7:41 PM, Isiah Meadows <isiahmeadows at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > I think you pretty much hit the nail on the head here.
>>> > Probably best if we can just let this thread die now.
>>>
>>> Thirded. ;-)
>>>
>>> -- T.J. Crowder
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