Loyal Opposition to Const, Private, Freeze, Non-Configurable, Non-Writable...

Quildreen Motta quildreen at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 09:33:03 PDT 2011

On 02/11/11 14:26, John J Barton wrote:
> Another maybe stronger argument is simplicity: these myriad new minor 
> features create a blizzard of chaff in the way of developers. One 
> excellent example is Object.create(). Here was a terrific opportunity 
> to simplify the language based on years of experience and analysis. 
> But instead of an object as a second argument, we got a descriptor 
> requiring many details for each property. Of course these details are 
> important for the use-cases that need them. Unfortunately everyone 
> else has to carry the baggage.
`Object.create' is not supposed to be used directly by end-users. It's 
for library writers. Library writers get the heavy weight and generic 
things, and transform that for a specific use-case. Of course, not 
having an `Object.extend' and other object composition functionality 
makes things a little too meh.

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