Adding methods to {Array,String}.prototype

Andreas Rossberg rossberg at
Fri Jul 29 12:23:23 PDT 2011

On 29 July 2011 19:08, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:
> I did not mean multimethods ("generic functions" is a confusing term, since it also means functions that work for parameters of any time; also "generic" suggests "generics", i.e. type parameters).

"Generic" is a heavily overloaded term. I forgot who said it, but I
remember a quote along the lines of "by `generic' people always refer
to the sort of polymorphism that your favourite language doesn't


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