JavaScript upgrade will nix object observation feature

The technology landscape has changed since Object.observe was first created, limiting its present usefulness

Object.observe, a planned feature for JavaScript that would allow for direct observation of changes to objects, will be removed from a planned update to the ECMAScript specification under a plan floated this week.

The plan, offered by Object.observe proponent Adam Klein on the ECMAScript discussion archives site, says circumstances surrounding the technology have changed, making it unfeasible.

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