Summary: prototypes as classes (PaCs)

Brendan Eich brendan at
Tue Jun 28 16:17:14 PDT 2011

On Jun 28, 2011, at 4:12 PM, Axel Rauschmayer wrote:

> Explaining constructors-as-classes is really hard, explaining subclassing is even harder.

This really depends on the student's background and previous experience. It is not universally true.

> I bet that in the coming year more new people are going to learn JavaScript than everyone who knows it now. We have to plan for former group, not for the latter.

You can't assume the newcomers have no experience with other classy languages, though. Many do, and PaCs are more confusing (few Self students out there).


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