[Python-ideas] JS’ governance model is worth inspecting
brenbarn at brenbarn.net
Fri Sep 21 12:20:01 EDT 2018
On 2018-09-20 18:56, James Lu wrote:
> JS’ decisions are made by a body known as TC39, a fairly/very small
> group of JS implementers.
> — I’m not saying this should be Python’s governance model, just to
> keep JS’ in mind.
To my mind, there is one very big reason we should be cautious about
adopting JS language-design policies, namely, that they have led to a
very, very poorly designed language. No doubt a good deal of that is
baggage from early stages in which JS had a poor to nonexistent language
design governance model. Nonetheless, the failure of JS to fix its
numerous fundamental flaws, and especially the rapid feature churn in
recent years, suggests to me that their model should be viewed with
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no
path, and leave a trail."
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