ECMAScript 5 Approved

According to Slashdot, the biggest point of contention in the approval of the new standard was over possible inclusion of some floating point representation in the language. The linked article, at the H, notes that namespaces are still out. Apparently that effort completely died out when it was rejected from ECMAScript 4.

I still hold out hope that we may get something perhaps even better if browsers and AJAX libraries adopt CommonJS modules regardless of ECMAScript’s now entrenched refusal to afford any way to manage scripts of non-trivial size, from potentially widely varied sources.

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