Approach of new Object methods in ES5

William Edney bedney at
Mon Apr 19 18:31:41 PDT 2010

To paraphase Charlton Heston - "From my cold, dead hands"...

Three cheers for polymorphism!


- Bill

On Apr 19, 2010, at 7:31 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:

> 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).
> /be
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