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Re: Futures/Promises update from W3C

From: Alex Russell <slightlyoff@google.com>
Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 15:08:27 +0100
Message-ID: <CANr5HFXm0NjmwG37U=BYf=m3RLkmypoY7U9P9TtFcqhr6Ftghw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>
Cc: "public-webcrypto@w3.org" <public-webcrypto@w3.org>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>, Yehuda Katz <wycats@gmail.com>, Mark Miller <erights@google.com>
TL;DR: TC39 and DOM are now lined up behind the same naming and semantics!

Hey Harry,

Thanks for the note.

Some update from last week's TC39 meeting is worth reporting back: Mark
Miller and I presented the design for Futures/Promises that is currently in
the WHATWG DOM drafts. Mark also presented a strong argument for why the
currently specified semantics are workable under many different sets of
preferred styles of use.

On the back of those presentations, TC39 is moving forward with this Future
design, only renamed to Promise. The updated IDL is here:


And Anne and I will collaborate to ensure that the updated DOM spec
reflects this minor renaming.

On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org> wrote:

> After Virginie started an  inquiry about Futures based on the last telco,
> here's the latest state of play as reported by WebApps W3C contact Yves
> Lafon and Robin Berjon is that we should use Futures (likely called
> "Promises") in the Web Crypto API, and send any input about design to .
> public-script-coord@w3.org (or directly to Anne and Alex). Obviously
> there is still work to be done.
> Futures will be happening somewhere, either in HTML WG or Web Apps, by the
> time Web Crypto hit Last Call in Oct. and we should be able to then be able
> to normatively reference it. The TAG will also likely provide guidance.
>    cheers,
>       harry
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