"As I've frequently spoken about publicly, compatibility with the
current web ecosystem -- not 'breaking the Web' -- is something we take
very seriously," Wilson wrote on the Internet Explorer team blog this week.
"In our opinion, a revolution in ECMAScript would be best done with an
entirely new language so we could continue supporting existing users as
well as freeing the new language from constraints."
...Writing on his blog in response, Eich accused Wilson of spreading lies.
"You seem to be repeating falsehoods in blogs since the Proposed
ECMAScript 4th Edition Language Overview was published, claiming
dissenters including Microsoft were ignored by me, or 'shouted down' by
the majority, in the ECMAScript standardization group," Eich wrote.
"Assuming you didn't know better, and someone was misinforming you, you
(along with everyone reading this letter) know better now. So I'll
expect to see no more of these lies spread by you."