short (Reserved word)

Reserved for future language enhancements.

The inclusion of this reserved keyword in the ECMAScript standard suggests that future versions of ECMAScript may be more strongly typed.

This keyword also represents a Java data type and the short keyword allows for the potential extension of JavaScript interfaces to access Java applet parameters and return values.

See also:double, float, Integer, LiveConnect, long, Reserved word


ECMA 262 edition 2 - section - 7.4.3

ECMA 262 edition 3 - section - 7.5.3