Changing [[Prototype]]

Herby Vojčík herby at
Fri Dec 28 04:34:36 PST 2012

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

__defineGetter__ and friends have sane alternative, mutable __proto__ 

> /Andreas


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