Summary: prototypes as classes

Brendan Eich brendan at
Tue Jun 28 18:48:43 PDT 2011

On Jun 28, 2011, at 6:45 PM, Bob Nystrom wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 6:38 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at> wrote:
> It's true, classes want to slide down various lower slopes, over time. The "lint brush" problem, I called it. We on TC39 are obligated to hold the line.
> Have you seen this occur in practice? My impression from C++ and C# is that most of the language addition over time was at the expression or statement level and not so much in class bodies.

I meant JS classes. We have traits waiting in the wings. Trademarking/guards have designs on classes. Something else lurks, I forget at the moment.


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