Sep 27 meeting notes

Brendan Eich brendan at
Fri Sep 30 16:37:26 PDT 2011

On Sep 30, 2011, at 11:17 PM, Waldemar Horwat wrote:

>>>  2, 4, and 5 are the most important new features, and there isn't enough value in classes to add them without those.
>> This seems like a fundamental conflict with "classes as sugar" unless we take the Object.defineProperty semantics as the "salty" long-hand to sugar.
> Without 2, 4, and 5, object initializers are close enough to make having an extra class facility not carry its weight.

I believe others don't feel that way. I'm interested in 4 at most, since we haven't come up with a way to do 2 and 5 that works, and object literals *do not* count as "sugar" for the constructor/prototype pattern. You need a bunch of manual nesting and assigning, even if we add |super| as Allen has spec'ed.


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