Mozilla, Microsoft Drawing Sabers Over Next JavaScript

“Mozilla Chief Technology Officer Brendan Eich and Microsoft’s
Chris Wilson are trading heated rhetoric over the proposed next
version of ECMAScript, better known as JavaScript.

“Microsoft is quibbling with the ECMAScript Edition 4 effort,
which is supported by Mozilla, maker of the Firefox browser. ‘As
I’ve frequently spoken about publicly, compatibility with the
current web ecosystem–not ‘breaking the Web’–is something we take
very seriously,’ Wilson wrote on the Internet Explorer team blog
this week. ‘In our opinion, a revolution in ECMAScript would be
best done with an entirely new language, so we could continue
supporting existing users as well as freeing the new language from

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