ES4 stable draft: object initializers

Brendan Eich brendan at
Wed Apr 30 11:06:19 PDT 2008

On Apr 10, 2008, at 9:05 AM, Lars Hansen wrote:

> Here is the third draft, which I have tentatively labeled as stable.
> Please note the OPEN ISSUES, the input of everyone on these would be
> appreciated.

No one has addressed this OPEN ISSUE:

  * The meta::prototype facility does not allow 'null' as a value.

I'm already "spoken for" in the stable draft. I did want to add this  

which shows no one in the cross-referenced sources  
using obj = {__proto__: null, ...}. I don't have results for other  
repositories, or for Mozilla-specific content on the web.

So I'll withdraw the request to allow null, even though the extent to  
which it cripples the expressed object is not different in kind from  
what you can do with obj = {toString: undefined, hasOwnProperty:  
undefined, /* etc. */}.


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