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Dean Landolt dean at deanlandolt.com
Thu Mar 15 07:45:56 PDT 2012


On Thu, Mar 15, 2012 at 10:30 AM, Kevin Smith <khs4473 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Allen,
>
> In this stawman<http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=strawman:private_names>,
> private members are accessed using obj.name, where "name" can be a
> private name that is in scope.  Why was this strategy abandoned?
>

This conflates lookup by object key vs. string key and could be incredibly
confusing. And what happens when you have a private name locally scoped to
the symbol "foo" and a string key "foo"?
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