Minimalist Classes

Russell Leggett russell.leggett at
Tue Nov 1 14:55:19 PDT 2011

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 9:57 PM, Jeremy Ashkenas <jashkenas at>wrote:

> 'Evening, ES-Discuss.
> After poking a stick in the bees' nest this morning (apologies, Allen),
> and in the spirit of loyal opposition, it's only fair that I throw my hat
> in the ring.
> Here is a proposal for minimalist JavaScript classes that enable behavior
> that JavaScripters today desire (as evidenced by libraries and languages
> galore), without adding any new semantics beyond what already exists in ES3.
> Let me know what you think, and feel free to fork.
Thanks for this proposal, it brought together a few ideas of my own for a
minimal class proposal enough that I'd like to take what you had and run
with it, including some other things I've been trying to get working
together for some time now.

I'm sure that I'm missing some very important things, but this is what I
would LOVE to see in for classes, <|, super, and traits
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