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Re: Shrinking existing libraries as a goal

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 22:34:40 -0700
Cc: Yehuda Katz <wycats@gmail.com>, Brian Kardell <bkardell@gmail.com>, Rick Waldron <waldron.rick@gmail.com>, public-scriptlib@w3.org, Scott González <scott.gonzalez@gmail.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Arthur Barstow <art.barstow@nokia.com>, public-webapps@w3.org, ext Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>, John J Barton <johnjbarton@johnjbarton.com>
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To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>

On May 17, 2012, at 10:58 PM, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:

> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 3:21 PM, Yehuda Katz <wycats@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am working on it. I was just getting some feedback on the general idea
>> before I sunk a bunch of time in it.
> 
> For what it's worth, I definitely support this idea too on a general
> level. However as others have pointed out, the devil's in the details,
> so looking forward to those :)
> 
> Of course, ideal are proposals which not just shrinks existing
> libraries, but also helps people that aren't using libraries at all
> but rather uses the DOM directly.

I also agree that providing functionality which can help reduce side of JS libraries is a good goal (though one of many). And also that the merits of specific proposals depend on the details. One aspect of this that can be challenging is finding functionality that will allow a broad range of libraries to shrink, rather than only one or a few.

 - Maciej
Received on Saturday, 19 May 2012 05:35:04 GMT

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