Approach of new Object methods in ES5

Brendan Eich brendan at
Mon Apr 19 17:31:10 PDT 2010

On Apr 19, 2010, at 3:20 PM, Erik Arvidsson wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 02:03, Dmitry A. Soshnikov <dmitry.soshnikov at 
> > wrote:
> But if you insist that it is a bad practice, it's easy to manage --  
> just
> forbid then augmentations of built-ins completely that programmers
> have no temptation to do this, like Python did.
> Please be careful about what you wish for ;-) There are strong  
> forces that want to do this as well as make all objects frozen by  
> default.

This is never gonna happen in the default version of JS. I don't need  
to be the dead body over which it will happen. Lots of people active  
in TC39 and the community would rebel. It would be a bloodbath for the  
freeze-ist side (if such a side exists).


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