Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2012 01:44 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Just under a month ago I wrote a personal post about my thoughts on Firefox OS and why I think there is something 'magical' about what it stands for and the possibilities it brings to the table. This post is a follow-up that aims to cover much of the same ground but with extra detail and more of a technical focus."
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I dunno ...
by WorknMan on Thu 11th Oct 2012 04:54 UTC
WorknMan
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2005-11-13

If Javascript is so great, why are there so many wrapper languages (or whatever you call them) like Coffeescript, that allow web developers to NOT have to code in Javascript?

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RE: I dunno ...
by Mrokii on Thu 11th Oct 2012 10:41 in reply to "I dunno ..."
Mrokii Member since:
2011-01-04

I think the problem in that case isn't JavaScript as such (although it do seem to have its problems), but the whole package of Html, CSS and JavaScript, which I have always thought of being a pita to work with. To me it seems that many of the extensions deal with this problem by offering shortcuts to otherwise over-complicated tasks.
Speaking of that, one thing I absolutely *don't* like about Mozilla OS is that it is just another form of lock in, being that one seems to be forced to use that hellish combination of Html, CSS and JavaScript (okay,that's overly dramatic, but I am really not a fan of these technologies, though mainly because of the less-than-intuitive way to use CSS).

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RE: I dunno ...
by Lennie on Thu 11th Oct 2012 10:53 in reply to "I dunno ..."
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

The problem with Javascript was that it could not easily get rid of all of it's original design flaws because it had to stay compatible with IE6, IE7, IE8.

Because the "compiler" is in the browser.

IE6 and IE7 are now almost dead. Although it looks like there might be more users on IE6 than IE7 soon.

Maybe even IE9 needs to die before we get really new stuff in Javascript. IE10 has a modern Javascript engine.

But IE9 is not gonna die anytime soon, Microsoft won't release a IE10 for Windows 7.

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RE[2]: I dunno ...
by Spiron on Thu 11th Oct 2012 15:14 in reply to "RE: I dunno ..."
Spiron Member since:
2011-03-08

But IE9 is not gonna die anytime soon, Microsoft won't release a IE10 for Windows 7.


I don't think that would be right. While it's true they haven't said anything about it, they've been trying to keep their mouths shit about almost everything recently. My bet is Win 7 will see a release soon after the windows 8 launch

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RE[2]: I dunno ...
by znby on Thu 11th Oct 2012 15:28 in reply to "RE: I dunno ..."
znby Member since:
2012-02-03

"But IE9 is not gonna die anytime soon, Microsoft won't release a IE10 for Windows 7."

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ie/hh673549(v=vs.85).aspx

"Internet Explorer 10 is available for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, and is expected to be released for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2."

We'll see, I guess.

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