[Python-ideas] JS’ governance model is worth inspecting

Brendan Barnwell 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 

Brendan Barnwell
"Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go, instead, where there is no
path, and leave a trail."
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