Oct 1 meeting notes

Waldemar Horwat waldemar at google.com
Mon Oct 4 16:29:41 PDT 2010


On 10/01/10 18:49, Brendan Eich wrote:
>> It's not clear what private names are trying to do well.  If they want
>> to provide privacy, they can't be visible to proxies.  If they want to
>> provide extension without collision (i.e. namespacing), they should be
>> visible to Object.keys, enumeration, etc.
>>
>> Allen:  private syntax is the primary usage of this proposal.  Debate
>> over whether there should be two independent concepts of scope or one
>> with a flag.
>
> I think Allen's position is more on the "unique name" rather than truly "private name" side of the trade-off. FWIW.

Oh, I see that sentence could be parsed in a way I didn't intend.  Mea culpa.  What I meant when I wrote it was:

Allen:  The syntax itself is the primary usage of this proposal.  (The syntax happened to use a keyword called "private", but the choice of words is less important.)

     Waldemar


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