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From Jakob Praher <>
Subject Re: Stabilizing flow in order to release
Date Tue, 04 Mar 2003 18:58:45 GMT
Am Die, 2003-03-04 um 18.52 schrieb Christopher Oliver:

> Not sure. This is one of the weaknesses of JavaScript. It doesn't have 
> any structuring mechanism for creating libraries or reusable modules 
> (which was one of the things JavaScript 2.0 was supposed to fix). I 
> think Cocoon will have to invent its own mechanisms to describe and 
> manage script libraries.

the mozilla folks do many complex things in javascript, to avoid using
c++ too often ;-)

so perhaps they have settled on something which could be useful to
cocoon here.

there are some jslib things at

I could also imagine using SourceResolvers like in the sitemap here.


include( 'js:/x/y/z.js' )
import( 'js:/x/y/z.js' )

whereas import does not override existing declarations and include is
just a cut'n paste of it.

include and import woud simply be FunctionObjects that get bootstrapped
at initialization time.

they take a String as a parameter and hand this to a SourceResolver,
which in turn knows how and where to load it from.

just my 2 cents.

btw: does anyone know if Norris Boyd or others are working on a JS 2 /
EcmaScript4 Version in java - in cvs.mozilla there exists only a cpp
impl of js2... 

-- Jakob

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