Do us proud, Dave!

Brendan Eich clues us in about the future of Javascript and, lo and behold, who do we find helping the process along? Our very own Dave!

I'm happy to announce that we are now working with Dave Herman, a fourth year graduate student at Northeastern, of PLT and lambda-the-ultimate renown, whom I invited as an expert to help ECMA TG1 develop sound specifications for critical parts of ECMAScript Edition 4 (ES4), also known as JavaScript 2 (JS2).

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Mixed static/dynamic typing in JS2?

Here's a promising quote from the paragraph immediately following the one about Dave:

We seek a coherent mix of static type checking if you want it and dynamism if you don't, but with better dynamic checks and blame reports.

It'll be interesting to see how that works out. Based on that quote, and a few other things hinted at on the same page, it sounds like JS2 will be quite an interesting language.


way to go, man!