[whatwg] The Module Tag
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Oct 31 13:59:07 PST 2006
On Tue, 31 Oct 2006, Douglas Crockford wrote:
> > You need to define precisely what happens in the context of the
> > receiver when it handles a message. Does script processing suspend for
> > that time? Or does it run in parallel to handling the message?
> The sender is suspended until the receiver returns.
As a quick note, in general we're trying to get away from synchronous
scripting. It causes too many problems, especially in browsers written
around a single UI thread on which JS runs. Several APIs are having to be
grandfathered in -- window.alert(), for instance -- but as a rule none of
the new APIs should be synchronous.
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