[webkit-dev] JavaScriptCore and ES6

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.org
Thu Dec 15 13:50:04 PST 2011

> As you probably know, the ECMA TC39 committee is slowly approaching consensus on a new revision of the ECMAScript language.  The interim results of this process have gone under various names: Harmony, ES.next, and ES6.  They are the same thing.

Hi Andy, one nit to pick: Harmony is the full post-ES4 agenda, not just what fits in any one edition. So ES.next is a subset of Harmony, and we talk about proposals being "in Harmony" vs. "strawman". We consider strawman proposals that won't make ES.next, even as we work to finalize ES.next. We may reorder proposals to correct mistaken priorities or stale decisions. We try to look at the big picture and follow the hermeneutic spiral.

Harmony is also an approach to evolving JS (a shared set of requirements, goals, technical values and aesthetics if you will), as well as a set of evolving proposals that span future editions. See http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=harmony:harmony for requirements and more links.


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