Public/private namespaces in harmony classes proposal

Brendan Eich brendan at
Fri Jul 8 08:15:50 PDT 2011

On Jul 8, 2011, at 7:43 AM, Juan Ignacio Dopazo wrote:

> My first thought was: why not just statically replace this.x, with private x, with this[xPrivateName] and forget about accessing private properties of other objects? That would still leave the problem of closures inside methods, though...

If xPrivateName is a private name object, then there's no reason to "forget about accessing private properties of other objects". Both this[xPrivateName] and other[xPrivateName] work as you would expect.

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