Does private(expr) create a private storage block?

Brendan Eich brendan at
Thu Jan 19 15:35:04 PST 2012

> Mark S. Miller <mailto:erights at>
> January 19, 2012 2:38 PM
> For const classes specifically, my intention is that the "private 
> state" object is "sealed", i.e., it is non-extensible and all its 
> properties are non-configurable, but generally writable unless 
> declared otherwise.

Hi Mark, just to clarify: we don't want any observable private state 
object in any revised classes proposal. It may be that the current 
proposal is a bit out of date on this, just in terms of terminology and 
its possible misinterpretation.


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