Proposal to add symbol: "hasInstanceStrict"
Terence M. Bandoian
terence at tmbsw.com
Thu Feb 22 01:36:19 UTC 2018
Thanks for the clarification.
On 2/20/2018 7:56 AM, Mike Samuel wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 8:37 AM, T.J. Crowder
> <tj.crowder at farsightsoftware.com
> <mailto:tj.crowder at farsightsoftware.com>> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 1:15 PM, Terence M. Bandoian
> <terence at tmbsw.com <mailto:terence at tmbsw.com>> wrote:
> > browser? Maybe it's more correct to say that it was originally
> > designed for use in web browsers but has been and is being
> > adapted for other purposes.
> The initial version was done in those 10 fateful days in May 1995
> (the rush was to stave off competing proposals). Shipped in
> Netscape Navigator in September 1995, and in Netscape Enterprise
> Server in December(for server-side scripting). So for three months
> only Brendan Eich or others there at the time can say what the
> plan for it was.
> Regardless how you want to read that, origins more than 22 years
> how the language should move forward from here.
> In the hopes that quoting relevant docs can help refocus, the TC39
> charter <http://www.ecma-international.org/memento/TC39.htm> says
> Standardization of the general purpose, cross platform, vendor-neutral
> programming language ECMAScript. ...
> Contrast that with the webapps working group charter which does make
> explicit mention of clients and the web:
> The scope of the Web Applications Working Group covers the
> technologies related to developing
> client-side applications on the Web, ...
> Any discussions about changing the TC39 charter would probably have to
> involve the larger ECMA organization
> so it seems off topic to discuss them in a thread devoted to a
> specific proposal.
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