New ES6 draft now available

David Bruant bruant.d at
Sat Nov 24 06:30:27 PST 2012

Le 24/11/2012 15:23, Herby Vojčík a écrit :
> David Bruant wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I haven't been following very closely some of the most recent
>> discussions, so I appologize if my comments have been addressed already
>> Le 23/11/2012 18:48, Allen Wirfs-Brock a écrit :
>>> Changes include:
>>> • MOP changes: Added [[GetInheritance]]/[[SetInheritance]] as internal
>>> methods for accessing [[Prototype]] internal prototype chain.
>> Why not [[GetPrototype]] and [[SetPrototype]]? We have a absurd number
>> of excellent resources (including but not limited to Dmitry Soshnikov
>> and Axel Rauschmayer's websites/blogs) which use extensively the ES5
>> internal [[Prototype]]. It's also been very hard to get people to
>> understand the difference between .prototype and [[Prototype]]. I'm
>> afraid a new change would create a lot of confusion.
> Neither of them is prototype
I don't understand this sentence. What does "them" refer to?


> so the naming is unhappy. It is good that renaming is happening. And 
> [[Prototype]] is imo worse of the two (the second being .prototype), 
> so I welcome the fact that the operations were named as such. I hope 
> the next step is to rename [[Prototype]] itself to [[Inheritance]]. 
> Fair share of uses of [[Prototype]] were deleted in this change, and 
> from those that left the most are in Chapter 15 where they are used 
> mechanically to spec builtins.
>> David
> Herby

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