This week, we’ve got a new way to make static sites, Scooby Snack bribes for the TC39 Gang, and the Great Western Schism of 1378 — Web Dev Edition. Welcome to #83.
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But when the web needed it most, it vanished.
Bottom Line: “But how is this different than Astro?” Well, I can think of about 7 million differences off the top of my head.
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The TC39 Gang is off to solve the mystery of the… RegExp Match Indices?
What’s new, ES2022?
The first announcement in ES2022 is that EcmaScript is raising an $8M seed round to “help us build better primitives for the web”. Next, the features.
This proposal also includes private class fields, denoted with a
RegExp Match Indices — Matching a RegExp to a string with
Top-level await — Until now, you could only use the
.at() — Python devs can finally stop making fun of us! (But no guaranteees we’ll stop making fun of them.) The
Bottom Line: These are all great, but the real question is — how many Scooby Snacks will it take to bribe the Committee to finally add Pattern Matching to the spec? (That wasn’t intended to be a drug reference, but at this point I’ll get them whatever they want.)
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