Standardizing __proto__

John-David Dalton john.david.dalton at
Fri Mar 18 09:14:00 PDT 2011

The __proto__  property has been around for ~13yrs and is now a de
facto standard supported by Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Adobe
Flash, Adobe AIR, Rhino, Ringo, Narwhal, & Node.js.
It's available on desktops, mobile phones, tablets, and even eReaders.

The __proto__ property is a powerful language feature that cannot be
reproduced through any existing part of the language.
Current proposals like,, are too
limiting, (it's useful for more than just arrays) and don't cover the
full functionality/flexibility of __proto__.

I propose making it official by beginning the process of standardizing
__proto__ or some addition of equal utility.

More info:

- John-David

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