How can we improve the Microsoft Edge developer experience?

Negociate with other major browsers maufacturers over a common IL

I think Microsoft, Google and Mozilla should find a table where to sit together and develop a common IL for their browsers. I'm tired of being trapped in javascript and this will leverage a whole lot of languages flavors to be used on the browser scripting side. Furthermore it will be probably easier to cross-browse, to keep a background compatibility and to address security and it will enhance, for sure, the productivity. The learning curves for programmers coming from different languages - that would find something more familiar to work with - will decrease, also the attraction to the client-side coding.
I think that if half of the effort spent in developing more and more libraries for javascript, to make it decent, would be spent in this direction, in a very short time the VM's for all the major browsers can be done over a common IL, and our chains will broke. It's absolutely abnormal to be forced to load tons of external libraries to make a language efficient, not to mention all criticism around javascript.
And, of course, one of the languages that will compile to this IL should be javascript.
Is it so impossible?

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