See ES3.1 Proposal Working Draft, a proposal to TC39-TG1 on the Maintenance of the ECMAScript, 3rd Edition Specification.
— Pratap Lakshman 2007/04/15 01:43
See ES3.x Working Docs for various notes and documents related to maintenance and enhancement of ES 3
— Allen Wirfs-Brock 2007/11/06 16:26
The following relates to an earlier proposal. Discussion of it lead to the “ES3.1” concept and the above draft proposal.
— Allen Wirfs-Brock 2007/04/16 09:18
In my opinion this page needs a fresh start. Its entire current contents should move to the discussion page (at the top is fine) and a technically phrased proposal for subsetting ES4 to make an “ES3.1”, as discussed in minutes_mar_21_2007, should be made here.
— Brendan Eich 2007/03/22 15:46
A working draft of a new proposal is almost ready. Pratap will soon post it.
— Allen Wirfs-Brock 2007/04/13 13:59
(Also see the discussion page for this proposal).
The following is a proposal to Refocus TC39-TG1 on the Maintenance of the ECMAScript, 3rd Edition Specification
[I have extracted here the part of this proposal that does not require input from TC39. I recommend the other parts be taken up with that committee. — Jeff Dyer 2007/03/19 08:12]
In light on the broad adoption of ECMAScript, 3rd Edition for web browser based applications it is clear that this language will remain an important part of the world-wide-web infrastructure for the foreseeable future. However, since the publication of the ECMAScript, 3rd Edition specification in 1999 there has been feature drift between implementations and cross-implementation compatibility issues arising from deficiencies and ambiguities in the specification. The purpose of this work item is to create a maintenance revision of the specification (a 4th Edition) that focuses on these goals:
This work item should become the primary focus of TC39-TG1.
— Jeff Dyer 2007/03/19 08:40
I’m going to have to agree with Jeff, and would like to further object to the idea of creating a new language. Getting ES to run decently on limited-memory devices has always been a challenge. Trying to add another language is just not possible: there simply isn’t room. (Not that it would matter, because I don’t think this second language would go anywhere.)
— Chris Pine 2007/03/20 05:56
— Brendan Eich 2007/03/20 17:20