Lightweight?!?

I decided that I, finally, can’t avoid learning a bit about JavaScript, and hence got myself a copy of The O’Reilly Book — this time, JavaScript. The Definitive Guide.. The book — at 916 pages and 1.3kg, and it’s a paperback! — begins with the …

I decided that I, finally, can’t avoid learning a bit about JavaScript, and hence got myself a copy of The O’Reilly Book — this time, JavaScript. The Definitive Guide.. The book — at 916 pages and 1.3kg, and it’s a paperback! — begins with the words:

JavaScript is a lightweight, interpreted programming language

Makes me long for the times of Kernighan and Ritchie — 272 pages, and 650g, in the bound version.Seems like the definition of “lighweight” has changed quite a bit.