On Jan 16, 2012, at 1:02 PM, Axel Rauschmayer <axel@...>
From where I’m standing, AMD is already a standard in browser space.
By definition, AMD not a "standard" in the browser space. I challenge anyone to cite more then 5 high traffic sites that actually use AMD. Don't get me wrong, I'm not opposed to AMD, I just don't think it's sparse adoption is grounds to call it a "standard".
The only negative reaction I have seen is by Node.js developers – their reasons make sense from a server-centric viewpoint, but (IMHO) less if you are considering the bigger picture of using the same language for client and server. AMD’s greatest advantage is that its core is very simple and that it lends itself to asynchronous loading (which is a must for browsers).