Talk:ECMAScript for XML
Any chances it will still make it into the ECMAScript standard? Apparently it was dropped from "Harmony", what a pity. Is it being considered for future versions of Webkit, Opera, IE? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 21:32, 12 November 2008 (UTC)
Any chances it will still make it into the ECMAScript standard?
- None at all. For example:
- We've often cited EIBTI [Explicit Is Better Than Implicit] in ES4 working group meetings. In general I daresay the TC39 committee is more in favor of avoiding implicit magic, especially conversions, now than ever (E4X, ECMA-357, is full of it, and it's a mess). --Brendan Eich
- The contingent who were anti-ES4 would be even less likely to accept E4X as part of ES-Harmony. David-Sarah Hopwood (talk) 03:39, 21 January 2009 (UTC)
I think there should be some mention of the problems with/controversy surrounding the spec. In particular Mozilla's decision not to submit an E4X test for Acid 3 is of relevance. See http://www.webstandards.org/2008/01/16/whats-the-best-test-for-acid3/#comment-59499 and http://shaver.off.net/diary/2008/03/27/the-missed-opportunity-of-acid-3/#comment-135680. TheCycoONE (talk) 18:14, 19 November 2009 (UTC)