[Haskell-cafe] Request for maintainer(s) : language-javascript / hjsmin

Alan & Kim Zimmerman alan.zimm at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 19:16:19 UTC 2015

Hi Andrey

1. I did update it when ECMASCRIPT 5.1 when it came out for version 0.4.6
of language-javascript (according to the ChangeLog). The test suite is very

2. I am not familiar with language-ecmascript. The main feature of
language-javascript is that it is written using lex/alex, so is pretty
fast. That said, the AST itself could be improved, I was learning when I
did it.

3. I think a merge could definitely make sense. I know hjsmin is very
intimately tied to language-javascript, so a port might be quite tricky.
There are also lots of tests on hjsmin.

I would obviously be prepared to guide anyone taking over this role, and to
answer questions about the code.


On Mon, Jul 6, 2015 at 8:57 PM, Andrey Chudnov <achudnov at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Alan,
> I'm not volunteering (yet), but I have a few questions:
> 1) Could you sum up the status of the package? Is there complete
> ECMAScript 5.1 support? How comprehensive is the test suite?
> 2) Are you familiar with language-ecmascript (particularly, with the es5
> branch https://github.com/jswebtools/language-ecmascript/tree/es5)? If
> so, what do you think are the main strengths of language-javascript
> compared to that package?
> 3) Do you think it would make sense to merge language-javascript and
> language-ecmascript and port hjsmin to that?
> /Andrey
> On 07/06/2015 02:42 PM, Alan & Kim Zimmerman wrote:
>   Hi all
>  I am the author of language-javascript and its companion hjsmin.
> Unfortunately I do not use the libraries myself, and I am falling behind in
> maintaining them, all the more so with the new ECMASCRIPT spec out.
>  So I am calling for volunteers to take over maintenance of these two
> packages.
>  Regards
>    Alan
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