There’s been some rumblings lately in the usual quarters about the current proposal for ECMAScript 4th Edition, aka “ES4.” For what it’s worth, here’s my two cents.
That was in 1998.
Consequently, when I hear that there’s a new spec out for ES4, aka JS2, that the task group “expects to complete the 4th Edition Specification in the fall of 2008,” and that Microsoft, Apple, and Yahoo! have no plans to implement any of it… I have to say, my take is, “wake me when there’s something to care about.”
Other links, so you can form your own opinion:
Proposed ECMAScript 4th Edition Ã± Language Overview . Yes, it’s a 40 page PDF overview. Feel overwhelmed yet?
Chris Wilson of Microsoft on What I think about ES4.
Shelley Powers: We Can’t Afford Another Browser War