Alternative syntax for <|

Greg Smith greg at bocoup.com
Thu Nov 17 07:11:43 PST 2011


The biggest advantage to beget is that it has the opportunity to become The
Prototype Word. "inherit" has a lot of people associating it with classical
OO programming. As nice as inherit sounds, it might be good to drop that
baggage.

-Greg

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 2:31 PM, Rick Waldron <waldron.rick at gmail.com>wrote:

> As stated previously[1], my support for "begets" as pure win is unwavering.
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> Rick
>
> [1] https://mail.mozilla.org/pipermail/es-discuss/2011-October/017758.html
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> On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 2:16 PM, Dmitry Soshnikov <
> dmitry.soshnikov at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 16.11.2011 23:12, Erik Arvidsson wrote:
>>
>>> One thing that all of these discussions are missing is the hoisting
>>> property of function and any possible future classes. If we use "let
>>> Point = ..." we lose all hoisting and the order of your declarations
>>> starts to matter and we will end up in the C mess where forward
>>> references do not work.
>>>
>>>  No matter, we may rewrite it with `var':
>>
>> // parent object
>> var point = {x: 10, y: 20};
>>
>> // child object
>> var point3D extends point {
>>
>>  z: 30
>> }
>>
>> // a class
>> class Point3D extends Point {
>>  constructor (x, y, z) { ... }
>> }
>>
>> It seems interesting for me, since we define both -- child classes and
>> child objects with the same syntactic construction; only `var' and `class'
>> keywords change.
>>
>> Dmitry.
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