New private names proposal

Brendan Eich brendan at
Wed Dec 22 21:35:25 PST 2010

On Dec 22, 2010, at 9:31 PM, David-Sarah Hopwood wrote:

> On 2010-12-23 05:14, Brendan Eich wrote:
>> On Dec 22, 2010, at 7:49 PM, David-Sarah Hopwood wrote:
>>> The constraint that the inspector be written in ES5 seems to be a purely
>>> artificial one. All of the commonly used browsers have debugger extensions.
>> Nope, our little startup (mine, MonkeyBob's, and ReliableFred's -- plus the
>> boss) is writing a cross-browser framework and app. No native code, let
>> alone deoptimizing magic VM-ported code for each top JS VM.
> You don't need the debugger to be part of your framework and app, in order
> to use it for development.

Nope, the *inspector* (not a debugger) is a higher-level tool customized to our framework and app, written in cross-browser JS, using jQuery and whatever's hawt.

Why you keep changing terms of my example is beyond me. Not your startup!

> (There, concise enough this time?)



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