ES4 Javascript is now ES3.1, ES4 “is no more”, Merges with ES3 Spec

Well, ES4 and ES3 battles are over for javascript.  ES4 being the spec that AS3 Actionscript 3 is based on.  From the two people that are most in this Douglas Crockford and Brendan Eich, Crockford states “ES4 is no more”.

It is more a merging of the two ideas (continuing ES3 javascript or jumping to a new and improved ES4 Javascript 2 spec).  But still hopefully it retains the fun of AS3 scripting.  Javascripting with ES3 is fun but it has some quirks that make it a bit needy of frameworks to make development faster.  With ES4 based AS3 I have really enjoyed the improvement and simplification of things like event handling and typing.  We shall see what happens over time.  Maybe the NBL of Javascript2 just isn’t going to happen, or it will slow down now.

Discussion at reddit about this

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2 Responses to “ES4 Javascript is now ES3.1, ES4 “is no more”, Merges with ES3 Spec”

  1. Iain Says:

    There’s more discussion over at: http://joshblog.net/2008/08/13/how-will-ecmascript-harmony-affect-actionscript-3/

    In general seems like AS3 will become non-standard.

  2. completely Says:

    Интересная штука…


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