[whatwg] [The Module Tag
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Oct 31 15:54:48 PST 2006
On Tue, 31 Oct 2006, Douglas Crockford wrote:
> > > >
> > > > 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.
> This is a function invocation. The new APIs should allow function
> invocations to remain synchronous. The thing to avoid is blockage.
> alert() is evil. send() is not.
It's the same thing. Another example is XMLHttpRequest's send() method
not be re-entrant, so any synchronous call effectively blocks.
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