Symbols, Protocols, Frames, and Versioning

Brendan Eich brendan at
Thu Oct 4 12:24:11 PDT 2012

Dean Landolt wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 4, 2012 at 2:51 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at 
> <mailto:brendan at>> wrote:
>     Urgh, namespace is misleading, it suggests Common Lisp's symbol
>     packages, the AS3/ES4 namespaces, XML namespaces. Here, @iterator
>     is not a prefix or part of a pair, or set-of-symbols. It's just a
>     symbol you can find from a string.
> I admit the historical baggage may be too much to shake but what we're 
> talking about here is quite precisely a namespace :)

I don't think so, but definitions vary. Could you cite a source for yours?


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