Strawman: Decouple [ ] and property access

Allen Wirfs-Brock allen at wirfs-brock.com
Thu Nov 10 16:58:43 PST 2011


I've posted a new strawman proposal for the ideas originally discussed in this thread.

http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=strawman:object_model_reformation 

Allen





On Nov 3, 2011, at 2:06 PM, Waldemar Horwat wrote:

> We had this in ES4, together with the provision that you could have multiple arguments between the [], so you could define data structures that can be addressed as:
> 
>  matrix2d[x, y]
> 
> As in here, this would default to the ES5 semantics on objects that don't have the new [] proxy handler.
> 
> Overall, I like it.  You're already familiar with the main issues that this brings up, such as usage cases where folks want a reliable way of indirectly accessing . properties without hitting the [] proxy.  A method call syntax for that would be fine.
> 
>    Waldemar
> 

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