Classes as Sugar is now ready for discussion

David Herman dherman at
Wed Sep 8 15:00:48 PDT 2010

>> libraries should generally be very widely used and very stable before they are added to the ES standard library.
> That would seem like an unfair penalty. Am I to infer classes-as-sugar OS preferred because it _can't_ be implemented as a library (despite being a more experimental approach, and at odds with existing OOP libraries)?

No. But keep in mind that nobody's "denying" anyone of the traits library. Go to and use it today! :)

IOW, I think it's better to focus on the things that can't otherwise be done in user code. Blessing certain existing libraries with possibly-more-performant C++ implementations is not a good use of committee resources, and it's a bad way to release and rev software since it's so much more encumbered by process.


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