Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Someone with sense behind the wheel!

As much as I rip on Javascript, it's good to know that there are people working on it that want to solve some of its big problems. See this talk by this dude.

TL;DW version:

  • He understands that scope is JavaScript is wrong (given that all the languages that use braces for blocks have block scope), and wants to fix it similarly to how Perl did, extending the language.
  • He cares about the fact that binary floating point numbers can't exactly represent powers of 1/10. But recognizes that JavaScript probably isn't the best place to fix it.

That's basically all I care about, at least.

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