Changing [[Prototype]]

Andreas Rossberg rossberg at
Fri Dec 28 03:51:20 PST 2012

On 28 December 2012 11:51, David Bruant <bruant.d at> wrote:

> Le 28/12/2012 11:20, Brendan Eich a écrit :
>> David Bruant wrote:
>>> What about a specific section of the spec called "de facto standards"?
>>> It would indicate that it's part of the standard, but is a scar from
>>> history rather than a legit feature.
>>> An intro would explain what this is all about.
>>> It would be an interesting middleground between normal spec features
>>> (which people take for the Holy Graal) and appendices (which people will
>>> skip).
>>> __{define|lookup}{G|S}etter__ would fit well in this section.
>> Those never made it into IE. Why include them? There's a bright line
>> drawn by interop.
> I've seen Node.js code with it.

That's a good point, actually. I, for one, do not understand the criteria
by which we chose to include __proto__ but not __defineGetter__ and friends.

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