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We always knew that ECMAScript 2016 (ES2016) would be a small release. It turns out that it will be very small. Read on for a list of its features and an explanation why that is not a problem.
Any proposals that were at stage 4 on Thursday, 28 January 2016, will be in ES2016 (source: ECMAScript standard editor Brian Terlson). That means that ES2016 will contain just two new features (in addition to bug fixes and smaller improvements):
The draft of ECMAScript 2016 is online and will be ratified in 2016, probably in June.
ES2016 being so small demonstrates that the new release process works: