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I'm guessing you are somehow in love with javascript and invested in seeing it succeed.

In the discussions regarding asm.js I often see this tack taken by the folks who are opposed to it as a solution. Many people have an obvious hate-on for Eich and often Mozilla by extension. I will not accuse you of that.

As far as 'the principle of maximum surprise' goes, I would recommend trying to understand how the spec is designed to accomplish its goals.

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