Why hasn't the ecmascript section in javascript been kept up to date? Should be "es12" now, not "es6." | SoloLearn: Learn to code for FREE!


Why hasn't the ecmascript section in javascript been kept up to date? Should be "es12" now, not "es6."

I understand the concept of teaching about ecmascript in the way it's presented, however the yearly updates are pretty straightforward.

4/15/2021 3:50:40 AM

Phil Andy Graves

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Probably because es6 was the last major update to include multiple changes to the language, syntax, and lots of new features etc. A new ecmascript version comes out every year. All those since es6 have been fairly minor in comparison, to build on es6.


ES6 is a major enhancement in the JavaScript language that allows us to write programs for complex applications.


Wondering Why i got a minus one if my answer isn't a spam, misleading or offtopic tho. . I'll just report this post so they can look at the sad anonymous downvoter on my answer


As you can read in https://tc39.es/ecma262/ 🔎" ... The sixth edition provides the foundation for regular, incremental language and library enhancements. The sixth edition was adopted by the General Assembly of June 2015. ECMAScript 2016 was the first ECMAScript edition released under Ecma TC39's new yearly release cadence and open development process. A plain-text source document was built from the ECMAScript 2015 source document to serve as the base for further development entirely on GitHub. ... " ℹ ... since ES6 yearly cycle release was adopted so the next is ES2016, ES2017... and so on. The ES2017 introduced a great sugar syntax to avoid Promise hell: async/await operators 😉 Nowadays we are in ES2021 🤗


Calviղ I'm guessing she blocked me for the 1 time I was genuinely trying to help her/him out, don't know what I did or said, but whatever. Is what it is. 😉


Mirielle[ Exams ] here's the standards for es12. You could also call it es2021 due to the yearly cycle. I was just going with what was used here on Sololearn. tc39.es/ecma262/


David Ordás yes! This is what I mean! Look at all the extremely useful changes, together they dwarf es6.


Mirielle[ Exams ] I better upvote your post to show I am not that sad anonymous downvoter 🤣


I've never heard of es12. After es6, then es2017 and now it should be es2021