Sep 27 meeting notes

Brendan Eich brendan at
Thu Sep 29 18:23:24 PDT 2011

On Sep 30, 2011, at 1:08 AM, Bob Nystrom wrote:

> I like this. Maybe in pursuit of perfect we've lost sight of good?

Mainly we've over-constrained the design. The const instance variable problem can be deferred. I claim we don't want any syntactic sugar for data properties on the prototype. Desugaring with <| and .{ is a good exercise, since we want classes as sugar if we can do it (i.e., avoid adding new kernel semantics) and the desugaring can be inspected to look for evaluation problems (use before class-const-definition, e.g.).

Thanks for your messages lately, they have been hugely helpful -- ditto to Oliver and Arv.


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