Finding a "safety syntax" for classes

Brendan Eich brendan at
Fri Mar 23 10:22:58 PDT 2012

Russell Leggett wrote:
> No problem. I keep hearing you say you have doubts about classes 
> making it, and it is easy to see why - and yet I think everyone would 
> like at least this most minimal classes.
> "The quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little and it 
> will fail. But hope remains, if friends stay true."
> I have hope :)

Good quote.

We need to overcome at least one TC39er who values use-before-init for 
instance properties, perhaps only if const or guarded, so (I hope) we 
can defer those without being hostile to them in the future.


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