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August 9, 2000 - JavaScript 2.0

Yehuda Shiran August 9, 2000
JavaScript 2.0
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Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
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JavaScript is heading towards being closer to C++ and Java. JavaScript is not currently an all-purpose programming language and there is no intent to transform it into such a language. Its strength is its quick execution from source, thus enabling it to be distributed in web pages in source form. The future of JavaScript is based on the motivation to improve this strength and add others such as the abilities to reliable compose JavaScript programs out of components and libraries and to write object-oriented programs. C++ and Java, though, will continue to be more suitable for writing many kinds of applications, especially very large, performance-critical ones. JavaScript 2.0 is the major version where the new features are planned for. They are going to be (a speculative list):