Minimalist Classes

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Tue Nov 1 18:56:52 PDT 2011


On Nov 1, 2011, at 5:18 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:

> On Oct 31, 2011, at 6:57 PM, Jeremy Ashkenas 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.
>> 
>> https://gist.github.com/1329619
>> 
>> Let me know what you think, and feel free to fork.
> 
> Thanks, I did fork, and I made a Rich Corinthian Leather version, for the reasons given in the comments. In brief, I contend that over-minimizing will please no one: class haters still gonna hate, while class lovers used to batteries-and-leather-included will find the bare sheet metal poky and painful.
> 
> Love it or hate it, I'm ok either way :-P. But I do crave intelligent responses.

Handy link included: https://gist.github.com/1332193

/be

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