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    When is Javascript 2.0 going to be released?

    I've heard of many interesting news about javascript 2.0, which will use class-based OOP approach and a much similar syntax to C-family languages:
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/JavaS...w-118693.shtml

    There were reports of this javascript 2.0 from as early as 2008, but its been like 5 years. Is there a reason why the development takes this long time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hall of Famer View Post
    I've heard of many interesting news about javascript 2.0, which will use class-based OOP approach and a much similar syntax to C-family languages:
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/JavaS...w-118693.shtml

    There were reports of this javascript 2.0 from as early as 2008, but its been like 5 years. Is there a reason why the development takes this long time?
    Mostly it's due to requiring a consensus on things.

    With XHTML for example, Microsoft didn't provide support for it in their web browser. So even though many good and interesting things were possible with XHTML, they became stalled in regard to general public web browsers.

    As a result of that, XHTML was forced in to a strangely munged mess, due to needing to be interpreted as if it were HTML instead.

    So a consensus is important to achieve, and as a result is a time-consuming activity.
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    Thats true, the new javascript engine needs browser support, hopefully it will come soon. Microsoft did screw up lots of innovative technology by not supporting them in IE, fortunately google chrome has emerged as a more popular browser nowadays, and firefox is slowly catching up too. Perhaps 3-5 years later we will not even need to design our websites to meet IE's requirement.


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