Link Roundup

April 2012 · 1 minute read

Lots of discussion around classes and other changes being considered for the future of JavaScript. Interesting how difficult it has been for the standardization committee (or the JS community in general) to come to a consensus on what classes should look like (or if they should even exist).

In what is almost becoming a weekly story, emscripten has been used to impressive effect again. This time SpiderMonkey (the JS engine in Firefox) has been compiled to JavaScript.

Finally, an explanation of why Lisp’s syntax is so important and useful that finally clicked for me. The key: “it’s possible to read it without parsing.”

The greatest language in the world has been made. PL is done, we can all go home now.