Developers Rest Easier with JavaScript Reversal

By on September 4, 2008 11:59 am

The programmers in the trenches of Web development can breathe a bit easier now that a major committee planning the future of the JavaScript standard has decided to focus on small, incremental changes that will improve the performance in Web browsers. Some members of the ECMA International standards committee still have bigger dreams to enhance the language, known more formally as ECMAScript, to tackle more complicated projects, but these plans receded as the group focused on clearer and more present needs.

Kris Zyp, a researcher at SitePen and the Dojo Foundation’s representative on the committee, said, “Our interest is empowering the Web developers, not seeing ECMAScript as a pure research language.”

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