"var" declarations shadowing properties from Window.prototype

Sigbjorn Finne sigbjorn.finne at gmail.com
Sun Aug 12 10:22:25 PDT 2012


On Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 6:30 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:

> On 8/10/12 8:17 PM, Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:
> ...
>
>  but isn't widespread use of inherited setters to implement DOM
>> properties fairly recent?
>>
>
> No.  Gecko has done it all along, and IE and Opera have certainly done it
> for a good long while; I haven't tested going back more than a few years.
>

Yes, Opera (Carakan) resolves setters by walking the proto chain, but we
don't use g/setters to implement DOM properties.

(They're of some use when site patching, however.)

--sigbjorn / sof at opera.com
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