ES3.1 Object static methods rationale document

Robert Sayre sayrer at
Wed Jul 16 14:17:20 PDT 2008

Maybe someone could just give the rationale for leaving out Object.extend?

Douglas Crockford wrote that it was considered, but I'm confused since
it looks like you haven't even seen a proposal, and didn't participate
in the discussion to exclude it.

- Rob

2008/7/16 Mark S. Miller <erights at>:
> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 10:11 AM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:
>> And? The doc gives rationales for design decisions. What's the
>> rationale for leaving Object.extend out?
> If the document needs to give rationales for leaving out each thing we did
> not include, it would be quite a long document. What is the argument for
> adding Object.extend()? A pointer to Resig's message or a prior discussion
> is an adequate response.
> --
> Cheers,
> --MarkM
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