[whatwg] The src-N proposal

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Sun Nov 17 15:28:02 PST 2013

On Nov 16, 2013, at 11:30 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sat, Nov 16, 2013 at 10:54 AM, Timothy Hatcher <timothy at apple.com> wrote:
>> My objections were mostly about semantics and not purely aesthetic. I also wasn't the only one to raise concerns on webkit-dev. To represent the WebKit community concerns as “personal” is disingenuous. I don't pretend to represent the entire WebKit community, and neither should you.
> This entire discussion, for months, has been entirely about syntax.  I
> don't think I've seen a single person talk about semantics, nor do I
> think it would make much sense to do so.
> The aesthetic concerns *are* personal, as it's an opinion about
> whether you think it looks good and is understandable or not.  Some
> people like it, some people don't.  It's not a big deal.

One key aspect of this functionality is developer ergonomics, i.e. making it easy to read and write the correct syntax, both by hand and with tools. What you dismiss as "aesthetics" matters quite a bit to this.


P.S. Neither Tim nor I nor any WebKit developer is speaking for the WebKit community as a whole or Apple as a whole unless we say so explicitly.

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