Javascript 1.5 Release Candidate

Sunday March 19th, 2000

Robert Ginda wrote in to tell us that Javascript 1.5 is now in the Release Candidate stage. Click here to read the newsgroup announcement.

If you are interested in the Javascript-in-C implementation (aka SpiderMonkey), you can click here to visit the SpiderMonkey page, or click here to download the tarball of the 1.5 RC SpiderMonkey code. Also be sure to check out the C Engine Embedder's Guide.

If you are interested in the Java implementation of the Javascript interpreter (aka Rhino, after the O'Reilly book), click here to visit the Rhino page, and here to download the zipped Rhino 1.5 RC package.

Javascript 1.5 is compliant with ECMA-262 revision 3. To read more, visit's Javascript 1.5 page.

#10 Stand-alone JS-Engine?

by KlausM

Monday March 20th, 2000 2:41 PM

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It would be great to see a stand-alone JavaScript implementation, with a kind of module concept - similar to Perl. It would benefit from intrinsic Unicode support, more object oriented approach and much clearer syntax than Perl. Thinking of an XML parser and DOM module, it would be a great tool for automated web generation or as a replacement of Perl or PHP as a CGI script interpreter. Maybe Mozilla's JavaScript implementation is a good starting point for it.