A DOM use case that can't be emulated with direct proxies

Kevin Reid kpreid at google.com
Thu Dec 13 15:02:05 PST 2012

On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 2:58 PM, David Bruant <bruant.d at gmail.com> wrote:

>  Le 13/12/2012 20:47, Jason Orendorff a écrit :
> David: https://gist.github.com/4279162
> I think this is what Kevin has in mind. Note in particular that the target
> of the Proxy is just a dummy object, and the handler ignores it entirely.
> The proxy uses it for invariant checks, but the intent is that those would
> always pass.
> but they do not; try:
>     var [p, setTarget] = retargetableProxy({}); // I love destructuring
> sooo much!
>     Object.defineProperty(p, 'a', {configurable: false, value:31});

In my proposal, this would fail ("refuse to commit to any invariant" as I
put it above). The handler specifically refuses anything non-configurable
or non-writable-data.

>     setTarget({});
>     Object.getOwnPropertyDescriptor(p, 'a'); // invariant check throws here
> Any variant that can be written will have the same issue. Even trickeries
> with the defineProperty trap.
> The proxy is enforcing invariants against the dummy [[target]]. The same
> is to be expected from WindowProxy instances even if their underlying
> window changes. It doesn't matter if the invariant is enforced on the dummy
> target on an actual window instance. It is enforced and that's the
> "problem" (with WindowProxy implemented as they are now not being emulable
> with proxies)
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